Graven Family History

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Graven Name Meaning

topographic name for someone living near a ditch or moat, from Middle Low German grave ‘ditch’, ‘moat’, ‘channel’. Compare Grabe. possibly a reduced form of any of various compound habitational names such as Gravenhorst or Gravenstein. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse grof ‘hollow’, ‘depression’.

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Groven, Raven, Greven, Green, Gravel, Graver, Graves, Craven

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Graven Family Origin

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Graven Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    17%
  • Brass Dresser

    8%
  • Hawker

    8%
  • Iron Ore Miner

    8%

In 1881, the most common Graven occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 17% of Graven's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Brass Dresser and Hawker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graven. A less common occupation for the Graven family was Iron Ore Miner.

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Graven Historical Records

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Graven Life Expectancy

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