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Graves Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Grave 1. French: topographic name from the plural of Old French grave ‘gravel’ (see Grave).

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Graver, Draves, Graven, Grapes, Greaves, Gates, Grover

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Graves Family Origin

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Graves Family Occupations

What did your Graves ancestors do for a living?

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graves. A less common occupation for the Graves family was Carpenter. The most common Graves occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Graves's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Graves Historical Records

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Graves Life Expectancy

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Famous Graves Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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