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Greig Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Gregg .

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


Similar surnames: Greim, Gregg, Gretz, Reis, Rein, Green, Gerg, Reil, Gerbig, Greif

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Where is the Greig family from?

You can see how Greig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greig family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greig families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 9 Greig families living in New York. This was about 69% of all the recorded Greig's in USA. New York had the highest population of Greig families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Greig. 10% of Greig men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Greig women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greig were Machinist 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

  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Greig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greig 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Greig. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Greig. For the veterans among your Greig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greig lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Greig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greig in 1949 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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