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 1881, a less common occupation for the Gravely family was Bankers Clerk. The most common Gravely occupation in the UK was Baker & Confectioner. 6% of Gravely's were Baker & Confectioners. Baker & Confectioner, Baker Employing 1 Man 1 Boy and Baker Employing 2 Men & 2 Boys were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gravely.

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  • Baker & Confectioner

  • Baker Employing 1 Man 1 Boy

  • Baker Employing 2 Men & 2 Boys

  • Bankers Clerk


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

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gravely

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gravely 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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