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Graser Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German gras ‘grass’ + the agent suffix -er a topographic name for someone who owned or lived on a patch of meadowland or an occupational name for a reaper who cut grass with a sickle for fresh fodder.

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

Similar surnames: Grasser, Grader, Glaser, Graber, Graeser, Graper, Graner, Grieser

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Where is the Graser family from?

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

What did your Graser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Graser. 16% of Graser men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Graser women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Graser were Machinist and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Graser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graser 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 Graser. 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 Graser. For the veterans among your Graser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Graser lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Graser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Graser in 1947 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

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