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Grefenstette Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from Greven near Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, with the addition of stette, variant of Stadt ‘city’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Grabenstein, Greenfield, Helmstetter, Bressette, Glastetter

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Grefenstette Family Origin

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Grefenstette Family Occupations

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Grefenstette Historical Records

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Grefenstette Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 1999, in the United States, Grefenstette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Grefenstette in 1964 was 73, and 63 in 1999.

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