Graver Family History

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Graver Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an engraver, from Old English grafere, græfere ‘engraver’, ‘sculptor’ (Old French graveur). It is possible that the name was also an occupational name for a miner, from Old English grafan ‘to dig’. German (also Gräver): variant of Graber.

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

Similar surnames: Grave, Graber, Grover, Grayer, Grater, Beaver, Craver, Graner, Haver

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Graver Family Origin

Where is the Graver family from?

Graver Family Occupations

What did your Graver ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Graver occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 23% of Graver's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Graver family was Blacksmith. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graver.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Bricklayer

  • Blacksmith


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

Graver Historical Records

What Graver family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Graver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graver 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Graver. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Graver. For the veterans among your Graver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Graver Life Expectancy

What is the average Graver lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Graver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Graver in 1956 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Graver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Graver 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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