Greven Family History

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Greven Name Meaning

Dutch: from a derivative of grave ‘official’, ‘governor’, ‘count’ (see Graef). German: variant of Greve. German: habitational name from either of two places so named, one near Münster, the other in Mecklenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Graven, Green, Greve, Groven, Grever, Leven, Breden, Treen, Gresens

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Greven Family Origin

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Greven Family Occupations

What did your Greven ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Greven family was Works For Jeweler. Farmer and Keeps R.R. Store were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Greven. The most common Greven occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Greven's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeps R.R. Store

  • Works For Jeweler


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

Greven Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Greven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greven 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 790 immigration records available for the last name Greven. 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 679 military records available for the last name Greven. For the veterans among your Greven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greven Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Greven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Greven in 1952 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greven 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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