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Griesemer Name Meaning

reduced form of Griesemeier, a distinguishing name for a tenant farmer whose farm was on sandy soil, from Middle High German griez ‘sand’, ‘sandy bank (of a river)’ + meier ‘tenant farmer’ (see Meyer). perhaps also a dialect reduction of Griesheimer, a habitational name for someone from any of several places in southern Germany named Griesheim.

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

Similar surnames: Grieser, Griesel, Gensemer, Grueser, Ziesemer, Riederer, Priesmeyer

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Griesemer Family Origin

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Griesemer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Shoemaker


In 1880, the most common Griesemer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Griesemer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griesemer. A less common occupation for the Griesemer family was Shoemaker.

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Griesemer Life Expectancy

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