Grace Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English, Old French grace ‘charm’, ‘pleasantness’ (Latin gratia). from the female personal name Grace, which was popular in the Middle Ages. This seems in the first instance to have been from a Germanic element gris ‘gray’ (see Grice 1), but was soon associated by folk etymology with the Latin word meaning ‘charm’.

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


Similar surnames: Grice, Grave, Race, Brace, Game, Glace, Croce, Graca, Gratz, Gracey

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Grace Family Origin

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Grace Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    1%

In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grace. A less common occupation for the Grace family was Annuitant. The most common Grace occupation in the UK was Labourer. 3% of Grace's were Labourers.

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Grace Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Grace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Grace in 1942 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grace

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