Granger Family History

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Granger Name Meaning

English and French: occupational name for a farm bailiff, responsible for overseeing the collection of rent in kind into the barns and storehouses of the lord of the manor. This official had the Anglo-Norman French title grainger, Old French grangier, from Late Latin granicarius, a derivative of granica ‘granary’ (see Grange).

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


Similar surnames: Grange, Ranger, Granier, Grinter, Gange, Gager, Ganger, Fanger

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Granger Family Origin

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Granger Family Occupations

What did your Granger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Granger family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Granger. The most common Granger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Granger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Granger Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Granger Life Expectancy

What is the average Granger lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Granger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Granger in 1942 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Granger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Granger 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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