Gravely Family History

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Gravely Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Gravely in Cambridgeshire or Graveley in Hertfordshire. The first is possibly from Old English græf ‘pit’, ‘trench’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The second is from Old English gr?fe, graf(a) ‘grove’, ‘copse’ + leah. Possibly an altered spelling of Swiss Gräffi, a variant of Graf.

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


Similar surnames: Gravett, Grave, Graver, Gravley, Grabel, Graven, Raven, Draves, Rasey

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Gravely Family Origin

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Gravely Family Occupations

What did your Gravely ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Engineer (own Acco and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gravely. 8% of Gravely men worked as a Motor Engineer (own Acco and 45% of Gravely women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gravely were Butcher shopkeeper and Certificated Asst Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Engineer (own Acco
    8%
  • Auto Electrician Heavy Worker
    4%
  • Bookkeeper To Motor Engineer
    4%
  • Butcher shopkeeper
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    45%
  • Asst Mistress Secondary School
    3%
  • Butchers Book Keeper
    3%
  • Certificated Asst Teacher
    3%

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

Gravely Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gravely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gravely 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 789 immigration records available for the last name Gravely. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gravely. For the veterans among your Gravely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gravely Life Expectancy

What is the average Gravely lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gravely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gravely in 1944 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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