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Grieb Family History

Grieb Name Meaning

Possibly a variant spelling of the Swiss German family name Griebe, an occupational name for a butcher or fat dealer, from Middle High German griebe, griube ‘rendered bacon pieces’, ‘crackling’.

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

Similar surnames: Gries, Grief, Kries, Grab, Priem, Gruen, Grice, Green, Geier, Grill

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Where is the Grieb family from?

You can see how Grieb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grieb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grieb families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Grieb family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Grieb's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Grieb families in 1840.
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What did your Grieb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grieb. 23% of Grieb men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Grieb women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grieb were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Typist
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grieb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grieb 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 996 immigration records available for the last name Grieb. 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 Grieb. For the veterans among your Grieb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grieb lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Grieb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Grieb in 1958 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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