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Grime Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Grímr, which remained popular as a personal name in the form Grim in Anglo-Scandinavian areas well into the 12th century. It was a byname of Woden with the meaning ‘masked person’ or ‘shape-changer’, and may have been bestowed on male children in an attempt to secure the protection of the god. The Continental Germanic cognate grim was also used as a first element in compound names. Compare Grimaud and Gribble, with the original sense ‘mask’, ‘helmet’. Some examples of the surname may derive from short forms of such names.

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


Similar surnames: Prime, Grieme, Grine, Grimm, Grima, Grim, Grice, Trim, Grace, Price

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Where is the Grime family from?

You can see how Grime families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grime family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grime families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Grime families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Grime's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Grime families in 1911.
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What did your Grime ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grime. 34% of Grime men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Grime women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grime were Salesman and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Grime. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grime. For the veterans among your Grime ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grime lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Grime life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grime in 1961 was 55, and 91 in 2004.

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