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Graft Name Meaning

habitational name from either of two places so named, in North Holland and Zeeland. variant of Gracht, a topographic name for someone who lived by a canal in a city, Dutch gracht.

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


Similar surnames: Graf, Grant, Grahn, Great, Gray, Grof, Grau, Graff, Gratz, Gast

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Where is the Graft family from?

You can see how Graft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Graft family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Graft families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Graft families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Graft's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Graft families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Graft surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Graft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Graft. 26% of Graft men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Graft women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Graft were Machinist and Housework.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Graft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graft 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Graft. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Graft. For the veterans among your Graft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Graft lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Graft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Graft in 1958 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

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