Gruel Family History

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Gruel Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name formed with an element reflected in Gothic hrotheigs ‘victorious’. French and English: metonymic occupational name for a miller or baker, from Old French gruel ‘fine flour’, ‘meal’. Perhaps also an altered form of French Groult or Grould (see Groulx).

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

Similar surnames: Gamel, Godel, Gobel, Tuel, Kruer, Rubel, Gruen, Bruer, Gabel, Trull

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Gruel Family Origin

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Gruel Family Occupations

What did your Gruel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Ladies Lavatory Attd were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gruel. 34% of Gruel men worked as a Gardener and 34% of Gruel women worked as a Ladies Lavatory Attd. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gruel were Tharia Lighterman and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
  • Seeking Work No Trade
  • Tharia Lighterman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Ladies Lavatory Attd
  • Teacher
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Gruel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gruel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruel 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 650 immigration records available for the last name Gruel. 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 835 military records available for the last name Gruel. For the veterans among your Gruel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gruel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gruel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gruel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gruel in 1955 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gruel 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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