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Gram Family History

Gram Name Meaning

Danish: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Gram, from gråt ‘gray’ + Old Danish hem ‘farmstead’. South German: nickname for an irascible man, from Middle High German gram ‘angry’.

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


Similar surnames: Grad, Grau, Gramm, Gray, Graf, Kram, Grass, Ram, Grab, Grum

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Where is the Gram family from?

You can see how Gram families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gram family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gram families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Gram families living in Ohio. This was about 53% of all the recorded Gram's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gram families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gram surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gram ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gram. 18% of Gram men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Gram women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gram were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gram. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gram 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gram. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Gram. For the veterans among your Gram ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gram lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gram life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Gram in 1958 was 26, and 77 in 2004.

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