Gruen Family History

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Gruen Name Meaning

German (Grün): from Middle High German gruene ‘green’, ‘fresh’, ‘raw’, hence a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green, a topographic name for someone who lived in a green and leafy place, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, such as Gruna, Grunau in Silesia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German grün ‘green’.

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

Similar surnames: Green, Groen, Bruen, Gruber, Gruner, Grahn, Grenz, Brue, Graven

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Gruen Family Origin

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Gruen Family Occupations

What did your Gruen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Wine Merchant and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gruen. A less common occupation for the Gruen family was Laborer. The most common Gruen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Gruen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Wine Merchant

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Gruen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gruen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruen 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 Gruen. 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 840 military records available for the last name Gruen. For the veterans among your Gruen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gruen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gruen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gruen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gruen in 1953 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gruen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gruen 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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