Gruss Name Meaning

from Middle High German gruz ‘grain’, ‘groats’, ‘dregs’; possibly a derogatory occupational nickname for a grain merchant, or a topographic name for someone living on sandy soil. (also Grüss): from a Germanic personal name formed with an element reflected in Gothic hrotheigs ‘victorious’. perhaps of Slavic origin: from a pet form of a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Gregorius (see Gregory).

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


Similar surnames: Russ, Grass, Gross, Gress, Gruel, Brush, Gruis, Bruss, Ress, Gust

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Gruss Family Origin

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Gruss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gruss family was Blacksmith. The most common Gruss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Gruss's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gruss.

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Gruss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Gruss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gruss in 1956 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gruss

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