Grace Family History

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Grace Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English, Old French grace ‘charm’, ‘pleasantness’ (Latin gratia). from the female personal name Grace, which was popular in the Middle Ages. This seems in the first instance to have been from a Germanic element gris ‘gray’ (see Grice 1), but was soon associated by folk etymology with the Latin word meaning ‘charm’.

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

Similar surnames: Grice, Grave, Race, Brace, Game, Glace, Croce, Graca, Gratz, Gracey

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Grace Family Origin

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Grace Family Occupations

What did your Grace ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grace. The most common Grace occupation in the UK was Labourer. 3% of Grace's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Grace family was Annuitant.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant


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

Grace Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 244,000 census records available for the last name Grace. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grace 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Grace. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Grace. For the veterans among your Grace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grace Life Expectancy

What is the average Grace lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Grace in 1942 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grace 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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