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Graeter Name Meaning

German (Gräter): occupational name for a worker or overseer in a granary or warehouse from an agent derivative of Middle High German grede ‘warehouse municipal granary’. Compare Grater .

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


Similar surnames: Grueter, Grueser, Rater, Praeger, Raiter, Graber, Geter, Graper

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Where is the Graeter family from?

You can see how Graeter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Graeter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Graeter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Graeter family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Graeter's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Graeter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Graeter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Graeter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Manager were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Graeter. 22% of Graeter men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Graeter women worked as a Manager. Some less common occupations for Americans named Graeter were Machinist and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Machinist
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Manager
    34%
  • School Teacher
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Cook
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Graeter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graeter 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 361 immigration records available for the last name Graeter. 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 381 military records available for the last name Graeter. For the veterans among your Graeter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Graeter lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Graeter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Graeter in 1949 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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