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Grueser Family History

Grueser Name Meaning

German: probably an occupational name for a grain merchant, from an agent noun based on Middle High German gruz ‘grain’ (of sand or cereal). Alternatively, it may be a topographic name for someone living on sandy soil, from a derivative of the same word in the sense ‘sand’.

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


Similar surnames: Grieser, Grueter, Griesel, Krueger, Graser, Gieser, Graeter, Gruber

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Where is the Grueser family from?

You can see how Grueser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grueser family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Grueser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Grueser families living in Ohio. This was about 82% of all the recorded Grueser's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Grueser families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grueser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grueser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grueser. 27% of Grueser men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Grueser women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grueser were Farm Laborer and New Worker. .

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • New Worker
    40%
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Census Records

There are 711 census records available for the last name Grueser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grueser 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 41 immigration records available for the last name Grueser. 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 266 military records available for the last name Grueser. For the veterans among your Grueser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grueser lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Grueser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Grueser in 1964 was 85, and 83 in 2004.

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