Grabe Family History

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Grabe Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a dike or ditch (see Grab), or habitational name from either of two places in Thuringia named with this word: Grabe and Graba.

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

Similar surnames: Grave, Grable, Grab, Grube, Gabel, Graven, Graber, Grande, Graue

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Grabe Family Origin

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Grabe Family Occupations

What did your Grabe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, House Painter decorator and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Grabe. 50% of Grabe men worked as a House Painter decorator and 50% of Grabe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grabe were Master Painter decorator and Incapacitated By Oldage

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • House Painter decorator
  • Master Painter decorator

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated By Oldage

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

Grabe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grabe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grabe 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 Grabe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Grabe. For the veterans among your Grabe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grabe Life Expectancy

What is the average Grabe lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Grabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Grabe in 1962 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grabe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grabe 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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