Grabau Family History

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Grabau Name Meaning

Eastern German: habitational name from any of several places in northern and eastern Germany named with Sorbian grab ‘hornbeam’. Compare Grabow.

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


Similar surnames: Grabow, Gronau, Grabe, Grab, Grana, Raba, Braham, Great, Graber

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Grabau Family Origin

Where is the Grabau family from?

Grabau Family Occupations

What did your Grabau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grabau family was Works In Tannery. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Grabau. The most common Grabau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Grabau's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    33%
  • Works In Tannery

    33%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Grabau ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Grabau Historical Records

What Grabau family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grabau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grabau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Grabau

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Grabau. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grabau. For the veterans among your Grabau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grabau Life Expectancy

What is the average Grabau lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Grabau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Grabau in 1956 was 28, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grabau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grabau 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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