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Grisham Family History

Grisham Name Meaning
English: variant of Gresham. 1881 British census has 2; UK 2.Possibly an altered spelling of German Griesheim, a habitational name for someone from any of several places so named in southern Germany.

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

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34,425 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,403 Military Records
660 Immigration Records
24,429 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Grisham Families

  • Number of Grisham families
     49 - 95
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Grisham families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Grisham families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Grisham Family Origin

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Grisham Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Grisham

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Grisham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Grisham Civil War Service Records

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