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Grever Family History

Grever Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name for a digger (of graves or ditches), Middle Dutch graver, Middle Low German grever(e).

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


Similar surnames: Grover, Greve, Graber, Greven, Graper, Greever, Graver, Geyer, Goeser

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Where is the Grever family from?

You can see how Grever families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grever family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grever families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Grever families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Grever's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Grever families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grever surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grever ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grever. 28% of Grever men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Grever women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grever were Operator and Housework.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    37%
  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grever 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 432 immigration records available for the last name Grever. 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 321 military records available for the last name Grever. For the veterans among your Grever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grever lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Grever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Grever in 1955 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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