Grice Name Meaning

nickname for a gray-haired man, from Middle English grice, gris ‘gray’ (Old French gris, apparently of Germanic origin, and probably a distant cognate of Gray 1). from Middle English grice, grise ‘pig’ (Old Norse gríss, probably akin to 1), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or a nickname. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Greis.

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


Similar surnames: Grine, Grace, Grise, Price, Prime, Grime, Grill, Brice, Trice, Grist

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Grice Family Origin

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Grice Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • At School

    7%
  • F. Son

    5%

In 1881, the most common Grice occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Grice's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grice family was F. Son. Farmer, Carpenter and At School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grice.

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Grice Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Grice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Grice in 1945 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grice

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