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Grieser Name Meaning

South German:: topographic name for someone living on a sandy site from Middle High German griez ‘sand’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. variant of Griese .

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


Similar surnames: Griesel, Grueser, Graeser, Gritter, Gieser, Griesemer, Grasser

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Where is the Grieser family from?

You can see how Grieser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grieser family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grieser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Grieser family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Grieser's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Grieser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grieser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grieser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grieser. 34% of Grieser men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Grieser women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grieser were Truck Driver 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
    34%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grieser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grieser 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 965 immigration records available for the last name Grieser. 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 Grieser. For the veterans among your Grieser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grieser lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Grieser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Grieser in 1961 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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