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Gruel Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name formed with an element reflected in Gothic hrotheigs ‘victorious’. French and English: metonymic occupational name for a miller or baker, from Old French gruel ‘fine flour’, ‘meal’. Perhaps also an altered form of French Groult or Grould (see Groulx).

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


Similar surnames: Gamel, Godel, Gobel, Tuel, Kruer, Rubel, Gruen, Bruer, Gabel, Trull

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Where is the Gruel family from?

You can see how Gruel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gruel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gruel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Gruel families living in Ohio. This was about 44% of all the recorded Gruel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gruel families in 1840.
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What did your Gruel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gruel. 33% of Gruel men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Gruel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gruel were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gruel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruel 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 650 immigration records available for the last name Gruel. 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 835 military records available for the last name Gruel. For the veterans among your Gruel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gruel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gruel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gruel in 1955 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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