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Graves Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Grave 1. French: topographic name from the plural of Old French grave ‘gravel’ (see Grave).

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Graver, Draves, Graven, Grapes, Greaves, Gates, Grover

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Graves Family Origin

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Graves Family Occupations

What did your Graves ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Graves family was Farming. The most common Graves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Graves's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graves.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Graves ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Graves Historical Records

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

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Graves Life Expectancy

What is the average Graves lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Graves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Graves in 1940 was 72, and 73 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Graves ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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