Gruver Family History

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Gruver Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Gruber, reflecting the Pennsylvania German pronunciation.

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


Similar surnames: Grover, Cruver, Bruer, Gaver, Gruber, Pruner, Gruner, Grever, Guier

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Gruver Family Origin

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Gruver Family Occupations

What did your Gruver ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gruver. 20% of Gruver men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Gruver women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gruver were Gas Service Inspector and Housekeeper (retired)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Assurance Representative Prudential Ass Co
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    10%
  • Gas Service Inspector
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • County Midwife
    7%
  • Governess
    7%
  • Housekeeper (retired)
    7%

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

Gruver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gruver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruver 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 639 immigration records available for the last name Gruver. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gruver. For the veterans among your Gruver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gruver Life Expectancy

What is the average Gruver lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gruver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gruver in 1945 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gruver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gruver 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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