Gruben Family History

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Gruben Name Meaning

a nickname of Slavic origin, from Polish gruby ‘big’, ‘coarse’ or a cognate in some other Slavic language. a reduced form of Grubenheimer, a name attached to the Waldenses in the 14th century in Germany because they met in isolated places, or a reduced form of Swiss Grubenmann, a variant of Grube.

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

Similar surnames: Ruben, Rubel, Gruber, Rubin, Ruen, Gruba, Gruden, Green, Gribben

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Gruben Family Origin

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Gruben Family Occupations

What did your Gruben ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter and Day Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gruben. The most common Gruben occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 71% of Gruben's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Gruben family was Justice Of The Peace.

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  • Carpenter

  • Day Laborer

  • Justice Of The Peace


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

Gruben Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gruben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruben 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 426 immigration records available for the last name Gruben. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gruben. For the veterans among your Gruben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gruben Life Expectancy

What is the average Gruben lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gruben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gruben in 1961 was 60, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gruben

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gruben 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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