Griner Family History

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Griner Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Greiner. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from an inflected form of Yiddish grin ‘green’ (see Green).

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

Similar surnames: Grine, Kriner, Gruner, Riner, Briner, Criner, Kriger, Winer, Greiner

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Griner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Griner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Griner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Griner Family Origin

Where is the Griner family from?

Griner Family Occupations

What did your Griner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Carpenter and Glass Blower were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Griner. A less common occupation for the Griner family was House Keeper. The most common Griner occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 33% of Griner's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Glass Blower

  • House Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Griner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Griner Historical Records

What Griner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Griner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Griner. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Griner. For the veterans among your Griner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griner Life Expectancy

What is the average Griner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Griner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Griner in 1945 was 62, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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