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Greff Name Meaning

French (Alsace and Lorraine): variant of German Graff.

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


Similar surnames: Graff, Greiff, Graeff, Grefe, Griff, Greif, Greim, Groff, Grof, Gaff

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Where is the Greff family from?

You can see how Greff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Greff families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Greff's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Greff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Greff. 24% of Greff men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Greff women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greff were Manager and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Manager
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Auto Sales
    23%
  • Saleswoman
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Greff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 805 immigration records available for the last name Greff. 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 Cards

There are 494 military records available for the last name Greff. For the veterans among your Greff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Greff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greff in 1962 was 68, and 59 in 2004.

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