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

Where is the Grey family from?

Grey Family Occupations

What did your Grey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Grey family was Farmer. The most common Grey occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Grey's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grey.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer


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

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grey

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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