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Greim Family History

Greim Name Meaning

South German: from a short form of a compound personal name beginning with the element grīm ‘mask helmet’. Scottish: variant of Graham .

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


Similar surnames: Reim, Greig, Reis, Rein, Greif, Grima, Green, Reil, Gramm, Grim

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Where is the Greim family from?

You can see how Greim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greim family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Greim families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 40 Greim families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Greim's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Greim families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greim surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Greim. 40% of Greim men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Greim women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greim were Watchman and Operator Of Road Home. .

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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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Mechanic
    12%
  • Watchman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Typist
    20%
  • Operator Of Road Home
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Greim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greim 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 390 immigration records available for the last name Greim. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Greim. For the veterans among your Greim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greim lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Greim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Greim in 1960 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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