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Grubbe Family History

Grubbe Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name formed with an element reflected in Gothic hrotheigs ‘victorious’ (which in Old High German merges with rot ‘red’). English: variant spelling of Grubb.

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

Similar surnames: Gruel, Grube, Rube, Ruble, Grubbs, Grubb, Gribble, Stubbe, Rubin

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Where is the Grubbe family from?

You can see how Grubbe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grubbe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Grubbe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Grubbe families living in Oregon. This was about 38% of all the recorded Grubbe's in the USA. Oregon had the highest population of Grubbe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grubbe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grubbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grubbe. 27% of Grubbe men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Grubbe women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grubbe were Salesman and Telephone Operator.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
  • New Worker
  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grubbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grubbe 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 424 immigration records available for the last name Grubbe. 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 442 military records available for the last name Grubbe. For the veterans among your Grubbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grubbe lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Grubbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Grubbe in 1961 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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