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Grinnell Family History

Grinnell Name Meaning

English (Worcestershire ans Gloucestershire): variant of Greenhill

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

Similar surnames: Grennell, Grindell, Grenell, Finnell, Gingell, Trunnell, Grenfell

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Where is the Grinnell family from?

You can see how Grinnell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grinnell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grinnell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Grinnell families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Grinnell's in USA. New York had the highest population of Grinnell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grinnell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grinnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grinnell. 15% of Grinnell men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Grinnell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grinnell were Carpenter and House Wife. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • House Wife
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Grinnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grinnell 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 Grinnell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Grinnell. For the veterans among your Grinnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grinnell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Grinnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grinnell in 1944 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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