Greathouse Family History

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Greathouse Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: Americanized form of Grothaus, habitational name from any of various farms so called, literally ‘big house’, in particular one in Westphalia.

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

Similar surnames: Outhouse, Greenhouse, Newhouse, Great, Lofthouse, Pevehouse

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Greathouse Family Origin

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Greathouse Family Occupations

What did your Greathouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Greathouse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Greathouse's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Greathouse family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greathouse.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Greathouse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Greathouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greathouse 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Greathouse. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Greathouse. For the veterans among your Greathouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greathouse Life Expectancy

What is the average Greathouse lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Greathouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Greathouse in 1946 was 48, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greathouse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greathouse 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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