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Grimmer Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): possibly from the Norman personal name Grimier composed of the ancient Germanic elements grīm ‘mask helmet’ + hari heri ‘army’ or from a Middle English form of the Old Norse personal name Grimarr. German: variant of Grimm ; alternatively a variant of Krimmer . German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Grimm Grimme Grimma or Grimmen.

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


Similar surnames: Grammer, Grimme, Grieme, Rimmel, Grimm, Grime, Geimer, Krammer

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Where is the Grimmer family from?

You can see how Grimmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grimmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grimmer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Grimmer families living in North Carolina. This was about 33% of all the recorded Grimmer's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Grimmer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grimmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grimmer. 17% of Grimmer men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Grimmer women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grimmer were Farming and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Grimmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grimmer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grimmer. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Grimmer. For the veterans among your Grimmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grimmer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Grimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Grimmer in 1947 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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