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Grimm Family History

Grimm Name Meaning
nickname for a dour and forbidding individual, from Old High German grim ‘stern’, ‘severe’.from a Germanic personal name from grima ‘mask’, ‘helmet’.

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

575,723 Historical Documents with Grimm on Ancestry.com
163,810 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,782 Military Records
11,767 Immigration Records
70,896 Census and Voter Lists
298,468 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Grimm Families

  • Number of Grimm families
     162 - 321
     55 - 161
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Grimm families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Grimm families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Grimm census records

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Grimm Family Origin

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Grimm Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Grimm

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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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Grimm Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Grimm census records

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Grimm Civil War Service Records

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