Grill Name Meaning

English: nickname for a fierce or cruel man, from Middle English grill(e) ‘angry’, ‘vicious’ (from Old English gryllan ‘to rage’, ‘to gnash the teeth’; compare 4). German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German grille ‘cricket’ (Old High German grillo, from Late Latin grillus, Greek gryllos). The insect is widely supposed to be of a cheerful disposition, no doubt because of its habit of infesting hearths and warm places. The vocabulary word is confined largely to southern Germany and Austria, and it is in this region that the surname is most frequent. German: habitational name from any of eight places in Upper Bavaria and Austria, perhaps so named from Middle High German grille ‘cricket’. North German: nickname for an angry man from Middle Low German grellen ‘to be furious’, ‘to shriek’. Compare 1.

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


Similar surnames: Brill, Groll, Grell, Gill, Still, Grillo, Grall, Kroll, Trull, Krall

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Grill Family Origin

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Grill Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    25%
  • Blacksmith

    25%
  • Carman

    25%
  • Chimney Sweep

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Grill family was Chimney Sweep. The most common Grill occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 25% of Grill's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Blacksmith and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grill.

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Between 1953 and 2004, Grill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grill in 1953 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grill

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