Grau Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau ‘gray’. Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived near a canal giving access to the sea, Occitan grau (Latin gradus ‘step’). French: from Old French grau denoting a type of agricultural fork with curved tines (apparently of Germanic origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of such implements. Catalan: topographic name from grau (Latin gradum). Catalan: from a reduced form of the common medieval personal name Guerau (see Gerald).

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

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Grau Family Origin

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Grau Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grau family was Laborer. Farmer, Baker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grau. The most common Grau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Grau's were Farmers.

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Grau Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Grau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Grau in 1946 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grau

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