Greig Family History

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Greig Name Meaning

Scottish: from a short form of the personal name Gregory.

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

Similar surnames: Greim, Gregg, Gretz, Reis, Rein, Green, Gerg, Reil, Gerbig, Greif

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Greig Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Greig name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Greig. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Greig Family Origin

Where is the Greig family from?

Greig Family Occupations

What did your Greig ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Greig family was Joiner. Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greig. The most common Greig occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Greig's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Joiner


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

Greig Historical Records

What Greig family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Greig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greig 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Greig. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Greig. For the veterans among your Greig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greig Life Expectancy

What is the average Greig lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Greig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greig in 1949 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greig 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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