Grenz Family History

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Grenz Name Meaning

nickname for someone with a deformity or peculiarity of the mouth or nose, from Middle High German grans ‘beak’, ‘snout’. from a topographic name for someone who lived near a border, from Polish granica, which became German Grenze ‘border’ after the 16th century.

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

Similar surnames: Krenz, Gretz, Grand, Frenz, Gren, Greif, Brenn, Prinz, Gent, Grems

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Grenz Family Origin

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Grenz Family Occupations

What did your Grenz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Grenz occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Grenz's were Laborers. Laborer and Foreman In Brew. were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Grenz. A less common occupation for the Grenz family was Keeps Restaurant.

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  • Laborer

  • Foreman In Brew.

  • Keeps Restaurant


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Grenz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Grenz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grenz 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 Grenz. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Grenz. For the veterans among your Grenz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grenz Life Expectancy

What is the average Grenz lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Grenz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Grenz in 1958 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grenz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grenz 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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