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Greaves Family History

Greaves Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Old English gr?fe ‘brushwood’, ‘thicket’, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, for example in Cumbria, Lancashire, and Staffordshire. egs. from OSGAZ.

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

665,220 Historical Documents with Greaves on Ancestry.com
274,159 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,642 Military Records
16,520 Immigration Records
151,601 Census and Voter Lists
213,298 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Greaves Families

  • Number of Greaves families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Greaves families
     1,314 - 2,626
     439 - 1,313
     1 - 438
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Greaves families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Greaves Family Origin

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Greaves Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Greaves

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Greaves Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Greaves census records

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Greaves Civil War Service Records

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