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Grise Name Meaning

English: variant of Grice. French (Grisé): variant spelling of Griset, a nickname for someone with gray hair, a gray complexion, or perhaps one who habitually wore gray, from Old French gris ‘gray’.

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


Similar surnames: Grice, Grisez, Grose, Grine, Guise, Grist, Gise, Griese, Grime, Krise

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Where is the Grise family from?

You can see how Grise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grise family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grise families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Grise families living in Ohio. This was about 63% of all the recorded Grise's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Grise families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grise surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grise. 27% of Grise men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Grise women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grise were Carpenter and School Teacher.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • School Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Grise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grise 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 792 immigration records available for the last name Grise. 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 930 military records available for the last name Grise. For the veterans among your Grise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grise lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Grise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Grise in 1945 was 26, and 81 in 2004.

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