Greis Family History

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Greis 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: Reis, Preis, Kreis, Freis, Dreis, Meis, Krebs, Rais, Kress, Regis

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Greis Family Origin

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Greis Family Occupations

What did your Greis ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Greis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Greis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Greis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Greis. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Greis. For the veterans among your Greis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greis Life Expectancy

What is the average Greis lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Famous Greis Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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