Gren Family History

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Gren Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental surname from Swedish gren ‘branch’ (Old Norse grein). In some cases the name may have been chosen with some reference to the notion of the ‘branches’ making up a family ‘tree’, but it also falls into the category of words denoting natural features, which were drawn on heavily when Swedish surnames came to be formed wholesale in the 19th century.

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


Similar surnames: Gran, Oren, Ogren, Green, Uren, Ren, Grenz, Osen, Goren, Glen

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Gren Family Origin

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Gren Family Occupations

What did your Gren ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gren. A less common occupation for the Gren family was Butter Tub Manufty.. The most common Gren occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Gren's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Butter Tub Manufty.

    4%

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

Gren Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gren Life Expectancy

What is the average Gren lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gren in 1962 was 64, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gren 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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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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