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Greth Family History

Greth Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German grātag ‘greedy’.

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

Similar surnames: Gretz, Gratz, Grech, Goethe, Lueth, Koeth, Gresh, Noeth, Peth, Kretz

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Where is the Greth family from?

You can see how Greth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greth family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Greth families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Greth families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Greth's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Greth families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Looper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Greth. 20% of Greth men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Greth women worked as a Looper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greth were Truck Driver 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
  • Knitter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Looper
  • Teacher
  • Helper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Greth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greth 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 430 immigration records available for the last name Greth. 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 885 military records available for the last name Greth. For the veterans among your Greth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greth lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Greth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Greth in 1952 was 71, and 80 in 2004.

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