Gruss Family History

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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

What did your Gruss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gruss. 9% of Gruss men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Gruss women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gruss were Miner and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gruss Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gruss Life Expectancy

What is the average Gruss lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gruss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gruss 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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