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Gruner Family History

Gruner Name Meaning

Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name denoting someone from a place named Grunau or Gruna. German and Ashkenazic Jewish (Grüner): see Gruener.

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


Similar surnames: Gruber, Gruen, Graner, Grunder, Bruner, Groner, Griner, Gruener

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Where is the Gruner family from?

You can see how Gruner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gruner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gruner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gruner family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gruner's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Gruner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gruner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gruner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gruner. 14% of Gruner men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Gruner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gruner were Carpenter 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

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gruner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruner 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gruner. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Gruner. For the veterans among your Gruner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gruner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gruner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gruner in 1954 was 40, and 85 in 2004.

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