Grayer Family History

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Grayer Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly an Americanized form of German Grauer. Alternatively, perhaps a respelling of French Gruyer, an occupational name from Old French gruier ‘forester’.

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

Similar surnames: Grater, Graver, Rayer, Brayer, Graner, Graber, Frayer, Graper, Graser

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Grayer Family Origin

Where is the Grayer family from?

Grayer Family Occupations

What did your Grayer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Grayer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Grayer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grayer family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grayer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Labor

  • Blacksmith


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

Grayer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grayer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grayer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 884 immigration records available for the last name Grayer. 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 Card

There are 661 military records available for the last name Grayer. For the veterans among your Grayer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grayer Life Expectancy

What is the average Grayer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Grayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Grayer in 1954 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grayer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grayer 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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