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Gren Family History

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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Where is the Gren family from?

You can see how Gren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gren families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Gren families living in Indiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Gren's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Gren families in 1840.
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What did your Gren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gren. 20% of Gren men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Gren women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gren were Salesman and Housework. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 9,000 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 Lists

There are 3,000 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 Cards

There are 897 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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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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