Grubbs Family History

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Grubbs Name Meaning

English: variant of or patronymic form of Grubb.

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

Similar surnames: Grubbe, Tubbs, Gubbels, Stubbs, Hubbs, Gibbs, Cribbs, Gruben, Dubbs

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Grubbs Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grubbs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grubbs. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Grubbs Family Origin

Where is the Grubbs family from?

Grubbs Family Occupations

What did your Grubbs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grubbs family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grubbs. The most common Grubbs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Grubbs's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Grubbs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Grubbs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grubbs 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grubbs. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Grubbs. For the veterans among your Grubbs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grubbs Life Expectancy

What is the average Grubbs lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Grubbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Grubbs in 1945 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grubbs 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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