Gruis Family History

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Gruis Name Meaning

Northwestern German: from Dutch gruis ‘dust’, ‘powder’, ‘dregs’, hence a nickname for a farmer living on fine or sandy soil.

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

Similar surnames: Gruss, Kruis, Greis, Preis, Gruba, Greif, Dreis, Bruin, Brus, Duis

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Gruis Family Origin

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Gruis Family Occupations

What did your Gruis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Housewife was the top reported job for people in the UK named Gruis.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Housewife

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

Gruis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gruis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruis 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Gruis. 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 192 military records available for the last name Gruis. For the veterans among your Gruis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gruis Life Expectancy

What is the average Gruis lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gruis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gruis in 1960 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gruis 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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