Grimm Name Meaning

nickname for a dour and forbidding individual, from Old High German grim ‘stern’, ‘severe’. from a Germanic personal name from grima ‘mask’, ‘helmet’.

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

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Grimm Family Origin

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Grimm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Grimm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Grimm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grimm family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grimm.

Source: Census data for Grimm | Data not to scale

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Grimm Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Grimm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Grimm in 1942 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grimm

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