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Gregor Name Meaning

English (Cornwall) and Scottish (Midlothian and Aberdeenshire): from the personal name Gregor from Latin Gregorius (see Gregory ). Compare Greer . German Slovak Slovenian and Polish; Sorbian (Gŕegor): from the personal name Gregor Lower Sorbian Gŕegor a vernacular form (in Polish a rare variant of Grzegorz in Lower Sorbian a variant of Grogor; see 3 below) of Latin Gregorius (see Gregory ). The German surname has also been adopted by Czechs (compare Rehor ) and Ashkenazic Jews. In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of Slavic patronymics like Slovenian Gregorc Gregorič (see Gregorich ) and Gregorčič and Slovak Gregorovič. Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Grzegorz and Sorbian Grogor or Hrjehoŕ: from the personal name Polish Grzegorz Lower Sorbian Grogor Upper Sorbian Hrjehoŕ equivalents of Latin Gregorius (see Gregory ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gregory, Greger, Gregori, Gregorek, Rehor, Grieger, Mcgregor, Gregson

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You can see how Gregor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gregor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gregor families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Gregor families living in Ohio. This was about 35% of all the recorded Gregor's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gregor families in 1840.
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What did your Gregor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gregor. 21% of Gregor men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Gregor women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gregor were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Waitress
    6%
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There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Gregor. 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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There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Gregor. For the veterans among your Gregor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gregor lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gregor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gregor in 1944 was 41, and 68 in 2004.

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