Gruber Family History

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Gruber Name Meaning

German (Grüber) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from (respectively) Middle High German gruobe, German Grube ‘pit’, ‘hollow’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. As a Jewish name it can also be one of names randomly distributed by government officials. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from an inflected form of Yiddish dialect grub ‘rude, impolite’.

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

Similar surnames: Grube, Graber, Gruner, Glauber, Grober, Grumet, Gaber, Greber, Stuber

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Gruber Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gruber name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Gruber Family Origin

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Gruber Family Occupations

What did your Gruber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gruber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Gruber's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gruber family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gruber.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Gruber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Gruber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruber 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Gruber. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Gruber. For the veterans among your Gruber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gruber Life Expectancy

What is the average Gruber lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gruber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gruber in 1945 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gruber 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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