Gren Family History

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Gren Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental surname from Swedish gren ‘branch’ (Old Norse grein). In some cases the name may have been chosen with some reference to the notion of the ‘branches’ making up a family ‘tree’, but it also falls into the category of words denoting natural features, which were drawn on heavily when Swedish surnames came to be formed wholesale in the 19th century.

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

Similar surnames: Gran, Oren, Ogren, Green, Uren, Ren, Grenz, Osen, Goren, Glen

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Gren Family Origin

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Gren Family Occupations

What did your Gren ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Boat Builder and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gren. 20% of Gren men worked as a Boat Builder and 50% of Gren women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gren were Manager and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Boat Builder
  • Doctor
  • Farmer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Student

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

Gren Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gren 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gren. 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 897 military records available for the last name Gren. For the veterans among your Gren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gren Life Expectancy

What is the average Gren lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gren in 1962 was 64, and 87 in 2004.

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