Grable Family History

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Grable Name Meaning

South German (Gräble): occupational name for a grave or ditch digger, from an agent noun from Middle High German graben ‘ditch’; in some cases the name may be topographic, denoting someone who lived by a ditch.

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

Similar surnames: Grabe, Frable, Grabner, Graber, Gabler, Grab, Grube, Krabbe, Gable

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Grable Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grable name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grable. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Grable Family Origin

Where is the Grable family from?

Grable Family Occupations

What did your Grable ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grable. A less common occupation for the Grable family was Laborer. The most common Grable occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Grable's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Grable Historical Records

What Grable family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Grable. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grable 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 673 immigration records available for the last name Grable. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Grable. For the veterans among your Grable ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grable Life Expectancy

What is the average Grable lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grable life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grable in 1942 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grable

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grable 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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