Gran Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Grahn, Gren, Graf, Gram, Grad, Grand, Grau, Gray, Grab, Gan

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Gran Family Origin

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Gran Family Occupations

What did your Gran ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gran.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gran ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gran Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gran 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gran. 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 Gran. For the veterans among your Gran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gran Life Expectancy

What is the average Gran lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gran

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gran ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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