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Gras Family History

Gras Name Meaning

French and Catalan: nickname for a stout person from gras ‘fat’ (from Latin crassus Old French cras). Compare Degrace . French: habitational name from (Le) Gras the name of several places in various parts of France. Dutch and German: variant of Grass English (Norfolk): variant of Grace .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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 USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gras family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gras's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Gras families in 1840.
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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 USA 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
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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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