Greer Family History

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Greer Name Meaning

Chiefly northern Irish: variant of Grier.

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

Similar surnames: Grear, Greear, Speer, Creer, Breer, Grier, Green, Teer, Greber, Reder

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Greer Family Origin

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Greer Family Occupations

What did your Greer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Greer. 14% of Greer men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Greer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greer were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

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

Greer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 229,000 census records available for the last name Greer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Greer. 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 Card

There are 50,000 military records available for the last name Greer. For the veterans among your Greer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greer Life Expectancy

What is the average Greer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Greer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greer in 1940 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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