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Grabau Family History

Grabau Name Meaning
Eastern German: habitational name from any of several places in northern and eastern Germany named with Sorbian grab ‘hornbeam’. Compare Grabow.

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

15,016 Historical Documents with Grabau on Ancestry.com
3,953 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
908 Military Records
395 Immigration Records
1,645 Census and Voter Lists
8,115 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Grabau Families

  • Number of Grabau families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Grabau last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Grabau census records

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Grabau Family Origin

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Grabau Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Grabau families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Grabau

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Grabau Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Grabau census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Grabau ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Grabau

Did the Grabaus fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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