Greve Name Meaning

North German and Scandinavian: status name from Middle Low German and Danish greve, equivalent to German Graf. English: variant of Greaves.

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Grove, Grever, Greven, Grefe, Grewe, Brede, Grieve, Wrede

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Greve Family Origin

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Greve Family Occupations

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  • Scholar

    36%
  • Cobbler

    9%
  • Cordonnier

    9%
  • Cultivateur

    9%

In 1881, the most common Greve occupation in Canada was Scholar. 36% of Greve's were Scholars. Scholar, Cobbler and Cordonnier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greve. A less common occupation for the Greve family was Cultivateur.

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Greve Historical Records

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Greve Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Greve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Greve in 1943 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greve

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