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Gras Family History

Gras Name Meaning

French: nickname for a stout person, from Old French cras ‘fat’ (from Latin crassus). Catalan: nickname for a stout person, from Latin crassus ‘fat’. German: variant of Grass 2.

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


Similar surnames: Grass, Gros, Grau, Kras, Ras, Bras, Gray, Graf, Gram, Glas

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Where is the Gras family from?

You can see how Gras families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gras family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gras families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gras family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gras's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Gras families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gras surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gras. 31% of Gras men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Gras women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gras were Carpenter and Cook.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    37%
  • Maid
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Cook
    19%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gras 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gras. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gras. For the veterans among your Gras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gras lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gras in 1962 was 89, and 83 in 2004.

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