Grahn Family History

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Grahn Name Meaning

Eastern German (under Slavic influence): perhaps a habitational name from such places as Granow, Grana, and Gran. North German (Grä(h)n): a North German variant of Grün (see Gruen). Swedish: ornamental spelling of gran ‘spruce’. This may be an ornamental name, a topographic name, or possibly a habitational name from a place called Gran.

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

Similar surnames: Gran, Gruhn, Grado, Ahn, Hahn, Grass, Rain, Glahn, Gramm, Grau

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Grahn Family Origin

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Grahn Family Occupations

What did your Grahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Grahn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Grahn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grahn family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Tailor and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grahn.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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Grahn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grahn 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Grahn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grahn. For the veterans among your Grahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grahn Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Grahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grahn in 1962 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

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