Gries Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived in a sandy place, from Middle High German griez ‘sand’. Perhaps a reduced form of German Griese.

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


Similar surnames: Ries, Kries, Pries, Grieser, Grieb, Grill, Bries, Fries, Gier, Gies

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Gries Family Origin

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Gries Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Butcher

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gries. A less common occupation for the Gries family was Butcher. The most common Gries occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Gries's were Farmers.

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Gries Historical Records

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Gries Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Gries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gries in 1944 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gries

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