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Grems Name Meaning

German: derogatory nickname from a derivative of Middle High German gremzen ‘to be moody or objectionable’.

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

Similar surnames: Gress, Greis, Grams, Grass, Reis, Grenz, Greif, Brems, Ress, Gretz

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Where is the Grems family from?

You can see how Grems families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grems family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grems families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Grems family living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Grems's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Grems families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grems surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grems ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grems. 28% of Grems men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Grems women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grems were Operator and Maid.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Laborer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Grems. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grems 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 65 immigration records available for the last name Grems. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 185 military records available for the last name Grems. For the veterans among your Grems ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grems lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Grems life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Grems in 1964 was 84, and 83 in 2004.

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