Grimsby Family History

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Grimsby Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Ormsby, Frisby, Risby, Grisby, Grigsby, Rigsby, Brisby, Prisby

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Grimsby Family Origin

Where is the Grimsby family from?

Grimsby Family Occupations

What did your Grimsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grimsby family was Tailoress. The most common Grimsby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Grimsby's were Farmers. Farmer and Physician were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Grimsby.

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  • Farmer

  • Physician

  • Tailoress


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

Grimsby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Grimsby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grimsby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Grimsby

Passenger List

There are 335 immigration records available for the last name Grimsby. 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 507 military records available for the last name Grimsby. For the veterans among your Grimsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grimsby Life Expectancy

What is the average Grimsby lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Grimsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Grimsby in 1965 was 64, and 69 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grimsby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grimsby 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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