Grab Name Meaning

Polish: topographic name from Polish grab ‘hornbeam’. German: topographic name, from Middle High German grabe(n) ‘ditch’, ‘(track alongside a) moat’. This name is also found in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

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


Similar surnames: Grad, Grau, Graf, Grabe, Gram, Grob, Grass, Gray, Gran, Grahn

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Grab Family Origin

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Grab Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Tailor

    9%
  • Cooper

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grab. A less common occupation for the Grab family was Cooper. The most common Grab occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Grab's were Farmers.

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Grab Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Grab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grab in 1960 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grab

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