Grimsley Family History

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Grimsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in the Midlands, where the name is now concentrated.

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


Similar surnames: Grimley, Linsley, Brisley, Tinsley, Brimley, Risley, Grindley

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Grimsley Family Origin

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Grimsley Family Occupations

What did your Grimsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grimsley. A less common occupation for the Grimsley family was Farming. The most common Grimsley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Grimsley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Grimsley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grimsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grimsley 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 Grimsley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Grimsley. 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 Grimsley. For the veterans among your Grimsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grimsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Grimsley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grimsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grimsley in 1942 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grimsley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grimsley 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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