Gries Family History

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Gries Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived in a sandy place, from Middle High German griez ‘sand’. Perhaps a reduced form of German Griese.

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

Similar surnames: Ries, Kries, Pries, Grieser, Grieb, Grill, Bries, Fries, Gier, Gies

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Gries Family Origin

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Gries Family Occupations

What did your Gries ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gries occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Gries's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Gries Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gries. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gries 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gries. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gries. For the veterans among your Gries ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gries Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gries in 1944 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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