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Grueter Name Meaning

Swiss German (Grüter): topographic name for someone living or farming on newly cleared land from Middle High German geriute ‘land cleared for cultivation’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. This is an Alemannic variant of South German Greuter . North German (Grüter): occupational name for a brewer who used rosemary instead of hops from an agent derivative of Middle Low German grut ‘rosemary’.

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


Similar surnames: Grueser, Graeter, Gritter, Krueger, Bueter, Haueter, Grever, Gruber

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Where is the Grueter family from?

You can see how Grueter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grueter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Grueter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Grueter families living in Massachusetts. This was about 33% of all the recorded Grueter's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Grueter families in 1880.
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What did your Grueter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grueter. 24% of Grueter men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Grueter women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grueter were Foreman 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
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Proprietor
    16%
  • Foreman
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Grueter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grueter 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 177 immigration records available for the last name Grueter. 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 150 military records available for the last name Grueter. For the veterans among your Grueter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grueter lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Grueter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Grueter in 1962 was 79, and 88 in 2004.

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