Grice Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grice name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grice. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Grice Family Origin

Where is the Grice family from?

Grice Family Occupations

What did your Grice ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • At School

  • F. Son


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Grice Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Grice. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grice 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Grice. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Grice. For the veterans among your Grice ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grice Life Expectancy

What is the average Grice lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grice 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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