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Greaves Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Old English gr?fe ‘brushwood’, ‘thicket’, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, for example in Cumbria, Lancashire, and Staffordshire.

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

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Greaves Family Origin

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Greaves Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Painter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Greaves family was Painter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greaves. The most common Greaves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Greaves's were Farmers.

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Greaves Historical Records

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Greaves Life Expectancy

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