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Grimshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire, named Grimshaw, from the Old Norse personal name Grímr (see Grime) or Old English grima ‘specter’, ‘goblin’ + Old English sceaga ‘copse’.

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


Similar surnames: Grimstad, Renshaw, Grimley, Henshaw, Crawshaw, Redshaw, Grimsrud

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Grimshaw Family Origin

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Grimshaw Family Occupations

What did your Grimshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Grimshaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Grimshaw's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grimshaw family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grimshaw.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Weaver

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Grimshaw Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Grimshaw ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Grimshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Grimshaw lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, Grimshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Grimshaw in 1950 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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