Grays Name Meaning

English: probably a patronymic from Gray, or possibly a variant spelling of Grace.

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


Similar surnames: Gray, Rans, Grahn, Grace, Grames, Rayes, Graves, Grass, Mays, Gras

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Grays Family Origin

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Grays Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    39%
  • Farmer

    26%
  • Cook

    4%
  • Digs Cellars

    4%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grays. A less common occupation for the Grays family was Digs Cellars. The most common Grays occupation in the USA was Laborer. 39% of Grays's were Laborers.

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Grays Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Grays life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Grays in 1943 was 35, and 61 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grays

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