Grim Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a dour and forbidding person, from Middle Dutch grim, grem ‘stern’, ‘severe’. English: nickname with the same meaning as 1, from Old English grim ‘fierce’, ‘grim’. Respelling of German Grimm.

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


Similar surnames: Grimm, Prim, Grime, Trim, Grill, Gram, Prime, Crim, Krim, Grine

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Grim Family Origin

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Grim Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grim family was Carpenter. The most common Grim occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Grim's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grim.

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Grim Historical Records

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Grim Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Grim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Grim in 1940 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grim

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