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 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Graven. 6% of Graven men worked as a Builders Labourer and 40% of Graven women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Graven were Bank Agent Retired and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • A Engine De
    2%
  • Assistant Agent
    2%
  • Bank Agent Retired
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    40%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%

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

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

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