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Grima Family History

Grima Name Meaning

Italian and Maltese: according to Caracausi, from the Germanic female personal name Grima (from grim ‘mask’, ‘helmet’).

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


Similar surnames: Grimm, Grime, Grieme, Grimard, Greim, Grimaud, Gemma, Crimi, Prim

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Where is the Grima family from?

You can see how Grima families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grima family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grima families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Grima family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Grima's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Grima families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grima surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grima ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grima. 41% of Grima men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Grima women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grima were New Worker and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    41%
  • Farm Operator
    14%
  • Delivery Boy
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    25%
  • Wool Spinner
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grima. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grima 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 Grima. 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 529 military records available for the last name Grima. For the veterans among your Grima ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grima lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Grima life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grima in 1967 was 73, and 87 in 2004.

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