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Greife Family History

Greife Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Greif, Greiwe, Greive, Greiff, Grefe, Grime, Reiff, Reifer, Grine

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Where is the Greife family from?

You can see how Greife families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greife family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Greife families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Greife families living in Missouri. This was about 84% of all the recorded Greife's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Greife families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greife surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greife ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Greife. 28% of Greife men worked as a Farm Laborer and 100% of Greife women worked as a Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Engineer
  • Partner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 580 census records available for the last name Greife. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greife census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 112 immigration records available for the last name Greife. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 632 military records available for the last name Greife. For the veterans among your Greife ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greife lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Greife life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greife in 1963 was 77, and 77 in 2003.

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