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Gruen Name Meaning

German (Grün): from Middle High German grūene ‘green fresh raw’ hence a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green a topographic name for someone who lived in a green and leafy place or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word such as Gruna Grunau in Silesia. Jewish (Ashkenazic; Grün): artificial name from German grün ‘green’. Compare Grun .

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


Similar surnames: Green, Groen, Bruen, Gruber, Gruner, Grahn, Grenz, Brue, Graven

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Where is the Gruen family from?

You can see how Gruen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gruen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gruen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Gruen families living in Hampshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gruen's in United Kingdom. Hampshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Gruen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gruen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gruen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Gruen. 75% of Gruen 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Paid Domestic Duties
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gruen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gruen. 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 840 military records available for the last name Gruen. For the veterans among your Gruen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gruen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gruen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gruen in 1953 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

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