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Grim Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a dour and forbidding person, from Middle Dutch grim, grem ‘stern’, ‘severe’. English: nickname with the same meaning as 1, from Old English grim ‘fierce’, ‘grim’. Respelling of German Grimm.

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


Similar surnames: Grimm, Prim, Grime, Trim, Grill, Gram, Prime, Crim, Krim, Grine

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Where is the Grim family from?

You can see how Grim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grim family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grim families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Grim families living in British Columbia. This was about 41% of all the recorded Grim's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Grim families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grim surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grim ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Florist was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Grim. 100% of Grim men worked as a Florist. .

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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

  • Florist
    100%
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Grim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grim 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Grim. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Grim. For the veterans among your Grim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grim lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Grim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Grim in 1940 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

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