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Grubbs Family History

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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Where is the Grubbs family from?

You can see how Grubbs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grubbs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grubbs families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Grubbs families living in Virginia. This was about 15% of all the recorded Grubbs's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Grubbs families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grubbs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grubbs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grubbs. 22% of Grubbs men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Grubbs women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grubbs were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Teacher
    5%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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