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Gruis Family History

Gruis Name Meaning

Northwestern German: from Dutch gruis ‘dust’, ‘powder’, ‘dregs’, hence a nickname for a farmer living on fine or sandy soil.

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


Similar surnames: Gruss, Kruis, Greis, Preis, Gruba, Greif, Dreis, Bruin, Brus, Duis

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Where is the Gruis family from?

You can see how Gruis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gruis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gruis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gruis family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Gruis's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gruis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gruis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gruis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gruis. 46% of Gruis men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Gruis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gruis were Farm Hand and Maid.

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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
    46%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Farm Hand
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gruis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruis 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Gruis. 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 192 military records available for the last name Gruis. For the veterans among your Gruis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gruis lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gruis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gruis in 1960 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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