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Grein Name Meaning

German: nickname for an argumentative person from Middle High German grīn ‘loud screaming’. German: habitational name from any of the places so named in Bavaria and Austria. German: from a vernacular form of the medieval personal name Quirin . English: variant of Grain . Compare Grine .

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

Similar surnames: Greif, Green, Greis, Stein, Frein, Plein, Great, Gretz, Rein, Brenn

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Where is the Grein family from?

You can see how Grein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Grein family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Grein's in USA. New York had the highest population of Grein families in 1840.
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What did your Grein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grein. 22% of Grein men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Grein women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grein were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Grein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grein 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grein. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grein. For the veterans among your Grein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grein lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Grein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Grein in 1961 was 65, and 65 in 2004.

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