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Grable Family History

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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Where is the Grable family from?

You can see how Grable families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grable family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Grable families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Grable families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Grable's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Grable families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grable surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grable ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grable. 22% of Grable men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Grable women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grable were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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