Greiner Family History

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Greiner Name Meaning

nickname for a cantankerous or quarrelsome person, from Middle High German griner ‘squabbler’, ‘quarreler’, an agent derivative of grin ‘loud cry’, ‘shout’. habitational name for someone from a place called Grein (see Grein 2).

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

Similar surnames: Breiner, Reiner, Kreiner, Gmeiner, Trenner, Greiser, Greener, Reiber

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Greiner Family Origin

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Greiner Family Occupations

What did your Greiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Fish Porter, Professor Of Languages and Spirit Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greiner. The most common Greiner occupation in the UK was Fish Porter. 25% of Greiner's were Fish Porters. A less common occupation for the Greiner family was Spirit Merchant.

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  • Fish Porter

  • Professor Of Languages

  • Spirit Dealer

  • Spirit Merchant


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

Greiner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Greiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greiner 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Greiner. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Greiner. For the veterans among your Greiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greiner Life Expectancy

What is the average Greiner lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Greiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Greiner in 1950 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greiner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greiner 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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