Grave Family History

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Grave Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English greyve ‘steward’, from Old Norse greifi or Low German greve (see Graf). English: topographic name, a variant of Grove. French: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of gravelly soil, from Old French grave ‘gravel’ (of Celtic origin). North German: either from the northern form of Graf, but more commonly a topographic name from Middle Low German grave ‘ditch’, ‘moat’, ‘channel’, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Grove, Graven, Grabe, Graver, Greve, Graves, Gravel, Grape, Grace

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Grave Family Origin

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Grave Family Occupations

What did your Grave ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Grave occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Grave's were Farmers. Farmer, Ag Labr and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grave. A less common occupation for the Grave family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Ag Labr

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

Grave Historical Records

What Grave family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grave. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grave census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Grave

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Grave. 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 Grave. For the veterans among your Grave ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grave Life Expectancy

What is the average Grave lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Grave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grave in 1962 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grave

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grave 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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