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

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Grey family was Farmer.

Source: Census data for Grey | Data not to scale

Grey Historical Records

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Grey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grey

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