Grau Family History

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Grau Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau ‘gray’. Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived near a canal giving access to the sea, Occitan grau (Latin gradus ‘step’). French: from Old French grau denoting a type of agricultural fork with curved tines (apparently of Germanic origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of such implements. Catalan: topographic name from grau (Latin gradum). Catalan: from a reduced form of the common medieval personal name Guerau (see Gerald).

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


Similar surnames: Gray, Graf, Rau, Brau, Grad, Grass, Gras, Grab, Nau, Gram

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Grau Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grau name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grau. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • France

    4%

  • Spain

    4%

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Grau Family Origin

Where is the Grau family from?

Grau Family Occupations

What did your Grau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grau. The most common Grau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Grau's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grau family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Grau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Grau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graucensus 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Grau. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Grau. For the veterans among your Grau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grau Life Expectancy

What is the average Grau lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Grau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Grau in 1946 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grau 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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