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Grange Family History

Grange Name Meaning

English and French: topographic name for someone who lived by a granary, from Middle English, Old French grange (Latin granica ‘granary’, ‘barn’, from granum ‘grain’). In some cases, the surname has arisen from places named with this word, for example in Dorset and West Yorkshire in England, and in Ardèche and Jura in France. The Marquis de Lafayette owned a property named Lagrange, and there used to be a place in VT so named in his honor.

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


Similar surnames: Granger, Gange, Range, Grande, Orange, Ranger, Prange, Grand, Grace

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Where is the Grange family from?

You can see how Grange families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grange family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grange families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Grange families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Grange's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Grange families in 1840.
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What did your Grange ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grange. 21% of Grange men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Grange women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grange were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Grange. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grange 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Grange. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Grange. For the veterans among your Grange ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grange lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Grange life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Grange in 1954 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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