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Gregg Family History

Gregg Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from the Middle English personal name Greg a pet form of Gregory ; compare Grigg .

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

Similar surnames: Grigg, Greig, Grogg, Green, Cregg, Gragg, Gress, Gregor, Gresh

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Where is the Gregg family from?

You can see how Gregg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gregg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gregg families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 92 Gregg families living in Ohio. This was about 22% of all the recorded Gregg's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gregg families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gregg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gregg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gregg. 17% of Gregg men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Gregg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gregg were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Gregg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gregg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Gregg. 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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Draft Cards

There are 36,000 military records available for the last name Gregg. For the veterans among your Gregg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gregg lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gregg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gregg in 1942 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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