Grime Family History

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Grime Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Grímr, which remained popular as a personal name in the form Grim in Anglo-Scandinavian areas well into the 12th century. It was a byname of Woden with the meaning ‘masked person’ or ‘shape-changer’, and may have been bestowed on male children in an attempt to secure the protection of the god. The Continental Germanic cognate grim was also used as a first element in compound names. Compare Grimaud and Gribble, with the original sense ‘mask’, ‘helmet’. Some examples of the surname may derive from short forms of such names.

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

Similar surnames: Prime, Grieme, Grine, Grimm, Grima, Grim, Grice, Trim, Grace, Price

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Grime Family Origin

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Grime Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grime family was Blacksmith. The most common Grime occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Grime's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grime.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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Grime Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Grime. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grime census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Grime. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Grime. For the veterans among your Grime ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grime Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Grime life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grime in 1961 was 55, and 91 in 2004.

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