Grimes Family History

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Grimes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Grime.

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


Similar surnames: Grills, Imes, Grime, Grymes, Glines, Rimes, Haimes, Griggs, Groomes

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Grimes Family Origin

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Grimes Family Occupations

What did your Grimes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grimes. The most common Grimes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Grimes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grimes family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Grimes ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Grimes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grimes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grimes 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Grimes. 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 Grimes. For the veterans among your Grimes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grimes Life Expectancy

What is the average Grimes lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Grimes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Grimes in 1940 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grimes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grimes ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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