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Grimes Family History

Grimes Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Grime.

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

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369,935 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
51,123 Military Records
17,473 Immigration Records
249,184 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Grimes Families

  • Number of Grimes families
     236 - 469
     79 - 235
     1 - 78
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Grimes families
     336 - 669
     113 - 335
     1 - 112
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Grimes families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Grimes census records

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Grimes Family Origin

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Grimes Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Grimes families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Grimes

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Grimes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Grimes census records

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Grimes Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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