Grey Family History

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Grey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gray 1. German: dialect variant of Grau.

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

Similar surnames: Arey, Drey, Rey, Brey, Greg, Gray, Prey, Grewe, Garey, Gurley

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Grey Family Origin

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Grey Family Occupations

What did your Grey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Grey. 9% of Grey men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Grey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grey were Retired and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Grey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 218,000 census records available for the last name Grey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grey 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Grey. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Grey. For the veterans among your Grey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grey Life Expectancy

What is the average Grey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Grey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Grey in 1943 was 64, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grey 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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