Grieve Family History

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Grieve Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: occupational name for a steward or estate manager, Middle English greve, Old English græfa. Compare Reeve and Sheriff. This word was originally distinct from Grave 1, but some confusion has occurred as a result of the close similarity in both form and meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Greve, Reeve, Grove, Grieme, Grime, Grice, Greene, Griesel, Riepe

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Grieve Family Origin

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Grieve Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Grocer

    3%
  • Joiner

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Grieve family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Grocer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grieve. The most common Grieve occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Grieve's were Farmers.

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Grieve Historical Records

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Grieve Life Expectancy

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