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Grimstead Name Meaning

habitational name from Grimstead in Wiltshire, probably so named from Old English grene ‘green’ + ham-stede ‘homestead’. variant of Grinstead.

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


Similar surnames: Grinstead, Grimstad, Grimley, Winstead, Umstead, Ramstad, Grimsrud

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Grimstead Family Origin

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Grimstead Family Occupations

What did your Grimstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grimstead family was Laborer. The most common Grimstead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Grimstead's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grimstead.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

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

Grimstead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grimstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grimstead census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Grimstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Grimstead lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Grimstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Grimstead in 1952 was 34, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grimstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grimstead 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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