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Granville Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Grainville-la-Teinturière in Seine-Maritime France. The habitational name was sometimes altered by folk etymology to Grenefeld Greenfield Grenfell Granville and Grandfield .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Glanville, Saville, Banville, Carville, Linville, Moranville

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Where is the Granville family from?

You can see how Granville families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Granville family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Granville families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Granville families living in New Hampshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Granville's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Granville families in 1840.
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What did your Granville ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Granville. 28% of Granville men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Granville women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Granville were Proprietor and Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Granville. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Granville. For the veterans among your Granville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Granville lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Granville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Granville in 1951 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

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