Granville Family History

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Granville Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Grainville, from the Germanic personal name Guarin (see Waring) + Old French ville ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Glanville, Saville, Banville, Carville, Linville, Moranville

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Granville Family Origin

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Granville Family Occupations

What did your Granville ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Granville family was Keeping House. The most common Granville occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Granville's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Granville.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Works On Farm

  • Keeping House


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

Granville Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Granville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Granville 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Granville. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Granville. For the veterans among your Granville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Granville Life Expectancy

What is the average Granville lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Granville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Granville in 1951 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Granville

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Granville 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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