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Gresens Name Meaning

Dutch and German: patronymic from a vernacular form of Latin Gratianus, a derivative of Gratius, itself a derivative of gratus ‘pleasing’, ‘lovely’. St. Gratian (died c. 337) was a disciple of St. Denis of Paris; he became the first bishop of Tours. German: variant spelling of Gresenz, from the medieval personal name Crescentius (Latin crescens ‘growing’).

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


Similar surnames: Greven, Dresen, Green, Remes, Drewes, Neuens, Sens, Geen, Gress, Rees

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Gresens Family Origin

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Gresens Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Gresens occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Gresens's were Laborers.

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Gresens Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Gresens Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gresens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gresens in 1940 was 40, and 83 in 2004.

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