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Grine Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Grein, Grain, a topographic name for someone who lived by an inlet or at the fork of a river, Middle English greine, grayne. Altered spelling of German Grein. Possibly an Americanized form of Norwegian Grini, a common habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in southeastern Norway named Grini, from Old Norse gronvin, a compound of gron ‘spruce’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Grice, Brine, Grinde, Grime, Prime, Grone, Grande, Grise, Ring, Rike

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Where is the Grine family from?

You can see how Grine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grine families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Grine families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Grine's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Grine families in 1911.
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What did your Grine ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grine. 23% of Grine men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Grine women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grine were Proprietor and Housekeeper. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    43%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grine 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 540 immigration records available for the last name Grine. 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 662 military records available for the last name Grine. For the veterans among your Grine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grine lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Grine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Grine in 1952 was 47, and 61 in 2004.

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