Grindley Family History

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Grindley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places, for example in Staffordshire, so named from Old English grene ‘green’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Altered spelling of German Grindler, a variant of Grindel (see Grindle).

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

Similar surnames: Brindley, Grindle, Ridley, Lindley, Grimley, Gidley, Brinkley

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Grindley Family Origin

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Grindley Family Occupations

What did your Grindley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Grindley. 14% of Grindley men worked as a Clerk and 25% of Grindley women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grindley were Champfern and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Soldier
  • Carpenter
  • Champfern

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cook
  • Nurse
  • School Teacher
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Grindley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Grindley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grindley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Grindley. 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 Card

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

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Grindley Life Expectancy

What is the average Grindley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Grindley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Grindley in 1961 was 82, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grindley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grindley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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