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

What did your Graven ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Brass Dresser

  • Hawker

  • Iron Ore Miner


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

Graven Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Graven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graven 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Graven. 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 Graven. For the veterans among your Graven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Graven Life Expectancy

What is the average Graven lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Graven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Graven in 1944 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Graven

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Graven 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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