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Grieve Family History

Grieve Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: occupational name for a steward or estate manager, Middle English greve, Old English græfa. Compare Reeve and Sheriff. This word was originally distinct from Grave 1, but some confusion has occurred as a result of the close similarity in both form and meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Greve, Reeve, Grove, Grieme, Grime, Grice, Greene, Griesel, Riepe

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Where is the Grieve family from?

You can see how Grieve families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grieve family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grieve families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 208 Grieve families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Grieve's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Grieve families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grieve surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grieve ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nil were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Grieve. 49% of Grieve men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Grieve women worked as a Nil. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grieve were Trapper and Housekeeper.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Farmers Son
    7%
  • Trapper
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nil
    21%
  • Housewife
    21%
  • Income
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Grieve. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grieve 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Grieve. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Grieve. For the veterans among your Grieve ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grieve lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Grieve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Grieve in 1945 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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