Grief Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from an Old Norse personal name Greifi, a byname from Old Norse greifi, Old Danish or Old Swedish grefe ‘count’, ‘earl’. French: nickname from Old French grief ‘sad’. German: variant spelling of Greif 1.

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


Similar surnames: Griff, Grieff, Grice, Grieb, Rief, Grof, Brief, Greif, Grill, Griep

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Grief Family Origin

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Grief Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    34%
  • Ag Labr

    6%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Agr Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Grief occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 34% of Grief's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labr and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grief. A less common occupation for the Grief family was Agr Labourer.

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Grief Historical Records

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Grief Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Grief life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grief in 1945 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grief

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