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Graven Family History

Graven Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Grave . Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named from Old Norse grǫf ‘hollow depression’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Grave, Groven, Raven, Greven, Green, Gravel, Graver, Graves, Craven

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Where is the Graven family from?

You can see how Graven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Graven family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Graven families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 20 Graven families living in Yorkshire. This was about 18% of all the recorded Graven's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Graven families in 1891.
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What did your Graven ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Graven. 100% of Graven men worked as a Builders Labourer and 70% of Graven women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Private Means
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Graven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graven 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Graven. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Graven. For the veterans among your Graven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Graven lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Graven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Graven in 1944 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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