Gran Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental surname from gran ‘Norway spruce’, adopted in the 19th century. This belongs to the large class of ornamental surnames taken from natural features of the landscape. German: habitational name from Gran in Hungary. German (Grän): variant of Grein.

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

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Gran Family Origin

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Gran Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gran. A less common occupation for the Gran family was Farm Laborer. The most common Gran occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Gran's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Gran | Data not to scale

Gran Historical Records

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Gran Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Gran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Gran in 1954 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gran

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