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Greve Family History

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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Where is the Greve family from?

You can see how Greve families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greve family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greve families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Greve families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Greve's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Greve families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greve surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greve ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Greve. 67% of Greve men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Greve. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greve 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Greve. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Greve. For the veterans among your Greve ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greve lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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