Graef Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: status name for the chairman of a town council. Compare Graf.

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


Similar surnames: Graf, Graff, Graeff, Grief, Graefe, Graper, Reef, Graft, Graven, Naef

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Graef Family Origin

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Graef Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Cooper

    4%

In 1880, the most common Graef occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Graef's were Farmers. Farmer, Tailor and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graef. A less common occupation for the Graef family was Cooper.

Source: Census data for Graef | Data not to scale

Graef Historical Records

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Graef Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Graef life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Graef in 1953 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Graef

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