Greis Name Meaning

German: descriptive nickname for a gray-haired man, from Middle High German gris ‘gray’. Respelling of German Gries.

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


Similar surnames: Greif, Kreis, Preis, Freis, Reis, Grems, Gress, Grein, Gareis, Geist

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Greis Family Origin

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Greis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Architect

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Greis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Greis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Greis family was Architect. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greis.

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Greis Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Greis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Greis in 1956 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greis

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