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Grice Name Meaning

nickname for a gray-haired man, from Middle English grice, gris ‘gray’ (Old French gris, apparently of Germanic origin, and probably a distant cognate of Gray 1). from Middle English grice, grise ‘pig’ (Old Norse gríss, probably akin to 1), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or a nickname. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Greis.

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


Similar surnames: Grine, Grace, Grise, Price, Prime, Grime, Grill, Brice, Trice, Grist

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Where is the Grice family from?

You can see how Grice families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grice family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grice families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Grice families living in South Carolina. This was about 16% of all the recorded Grice's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Grice families in 1840.
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What did your Grice ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grice. 24% of Grice men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Grice women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grice were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Grice. 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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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Grice. For the veterans among your Grice ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grice lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Grice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Grice in 1945 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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