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Grewe Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): nickname for a tall scrawny person from Middle English Old French grue ‘crane’ (from Late Latin grua for classical Latin grus). German: variant of Greve . Irish: variant of Mulgrew .

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

Similar surnames: Greve, Growe, Grebe, Grawe, Crewe, Grew, Grefe, Crewse, Greif, Greek

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Where is the Grewe family from?

You can see how Grewe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grewe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Grewe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Grewe families living in Ohio. This was about 25% of all the recorded Grewe's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Grewe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grewe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grewe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grewe. 35% of Grewe men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Grewe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grewe were Farming and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Grewe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grewe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grewe. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grewe. For the veterans among your Grewe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grewe lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Grewe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Grewe in 1958 was 56, and 82 in 2004.

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