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Grief Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from an Old Norse personal name Greifi, a byname from Old Norse greifi, Old Danish or Old Swedish grefe ‘count’, ‘earl’. French: nickname from Old French grief ‘sad’. German: variant spelling of Greif 1.

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


Similar surnames: Griff, Grieff, Grice, Grieb, Rief, Grof, Brief, Greif, Grill, Griep

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Grief Family Origin

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Grief Family Occupations

What did your Grief ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Grief occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 50% of Grief's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith and Ship Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Grief.

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  • Blacksmith

    50%
  • Ship Carpenter

    50%

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

Grief Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grief. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grief 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 Grief. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grief. For the veterans among your Grief ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grief Life Expectancy

What is the average Grief lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Grief life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grief in 1945 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grief

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grief 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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