Greis Family History

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Greis Name Meaning

German: descriptive nickname for a gray-haired man, from Middle High German gris ‘gray’. Respelling of German Gries.

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

Similar surnames: Greif, Kreis, Preis, Freis, Reis, Grems, Gress, Grein, Gareis, Geist

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Greis Family Origin

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Greis Family Occupations

What did your Greis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Greis family was Architect. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greis. The most common Greis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Greis's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Architect


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Greis Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Greis Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Greis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Greis in 1956 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greis 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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