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Grinstead Family History

Grinstead Name Meaning
habitational name from East or West Grinstead in Sussex, or from Greensted or Greenstead in Essex, all named from Old English grene ‘green’ + stede ‘place’.variant of Grimstead.

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

106,478 Historical Documents with Grinstead on Ancestry.com
18,639 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,080 Military Records
617 Immigration Records
14,338 Census and Voter Lists
69,804 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Grinstead Families

  • Number of Grinstead families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Grinstead families
     56 - 110
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Grinstead last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Grinstead Family Origin

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Grinstead Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Grinstead

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Grinstead Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Grinstead census records

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Grinstead Civil War Service Records

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