Grubb Family History

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Grubb Name Meaning

English: derogatory nickname for a small person, from Middle English grub ‘insect larva’. This is a PA name probably representing German Grube.

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

Similar surnames: Crabb, Gruber, Grube, Grubbe, Chubb, Gruss, Tubb, Clubb, Gruen, Bubb

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Grubb Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grubb name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grubb. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Grubb Family Origin

Where is the Grubb family from?

Grubb Family Occupations

What did your Grubb ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grubb. A less common occupation for the Grubb family was Annuitant. The most common Grubb occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Grubb's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant


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

Grubb Historical Records

What Grubb family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Grubb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grubb 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Grubb. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Grubb. For the veterans among your Grubb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grubb Life Expectancy

What is the average Grubb lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Grubb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grubb in 1941 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grubb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grubb 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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