Gras Family History

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Gras Name Meaning

French: nickname for a stout person, from Old French cras ‘fat’ (from Latin crassus). Catalan: nickname for a stout person, from Latin crassus ‘fat’. German: variant of Grass 2.

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


Similar surnames: Grass, Gros, Grau, Kras, Ras, Bras, Gray, Graf, Gram, Glas

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Gras Family Origin

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Gras Family Occupations

What did your Gras ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gras occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Gras's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gras family was Clerk In Store. Farmer, Tailor and Cigarmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gras.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Tailor

    9%
  • Cigarmaker

    5%
  • Clerk In Store

    5%

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

Gras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gras 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gras. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gras. For the veterans among your Gras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gras Life Expectancy

What is the average Gras lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gras in 1962 was 89, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gras

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gras 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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