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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Grime Family Origin

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Grime Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grime family was Blacksmith. The most common Grime occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Grime's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grime.

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Grime Historical Records

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Grime Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grime

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