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Gregory Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that was popular throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages. The Greek original, Gregorios, is a derivative of gregorein ‘to be awake’, ‘to be watchful’. However, the Latin form, Gregorius, came to be associated by folk etymology with grex, gregis, ‘flock’, ‘herd’, under the influence of the Christian image of the good shepherd. The Greek name was borne in the early Christian centuries by two fathers of the Orthodox Church, St. Gregory Nazianzene (c. 325–390) and St. Gregory of Nyssa (c. 331–395), and later by sixteen popes, starting with Gregory the Great (c. 540–604). It was also the name of 3rd- and 4th-century apostles of Armenia. In North America the English form of the name has absorbed many cognates from other European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).

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


Similar surnames: Gregor, Gregori, Gregorek, Greger, Geary, Gregorie, Gregoire, Rehor

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Gregory Family Origin

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Gregory Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, School and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gregory. A less common occupation for the Gregory family was Student. The most common Gregory occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Gregory's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • School

    7%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • Student

    4%

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Gregory Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Gregory life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gregory in 1940 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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