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Graves Family History

Graves Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Grave 1.French: topographic name from the plural of Old French grave ‘gravel’ (see Grave).

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

3,447,749 Historical Documents with Graves on Ancestry.com
588,465 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
83,901 Military Records
31,710 Immigration Records
433,268 Census and Voter Lists
2,310,405 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Graves Families

  • Number of Graves families
     351 - 700
     118 - 350
     1 - 117
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Graves families
     448 - 894
     150 - 447
     1 - 149
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Graves families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Graves census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Graves Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Graves families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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

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Graves Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Graves 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 Graves

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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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Graves Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Graves census records

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

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

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Graves Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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