Graven Family History

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Graven Name Meaning

topographic name for someone living near a ditch or moat, from Middle Low German grave ‘ditch’, ‘moat’, ‘channel’. Compare Grabe. possibly a reduced form of any of various compound habitational names such as Gravenhorst or Gravenstein. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse grof ‘hollow’, ‘depression’.

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Groven, Raven, Greven, Green, Gravel, Graver, Graves, Craven

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Graven Family Origin

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Graven Family Occupations

What did your Graven ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Policeman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graven. A less common occupation for the Graven family was Agent Southern News Co.. The most common Graven occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Graven's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Policeman

    6%
  • Agent Southern News Co.

    3%

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Graven Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Graven ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Graven Life Expectancy

What is the average Graven lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Graven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Graven in 1944 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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