Grimley Family History

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Grimley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Worcestershire, probably so named from Old English grima ‘specter’, ‘goblin’ + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Irish: variant of Gormley.

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


Similar surnames: Brimley, Ridley, Grindley, Gailey, Riley, Bromley, Gidley, Brisley

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Grimley Family Origin

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Grimley Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Grimley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • F W K (Wool)

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Grimley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Grimley's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, F W K (Wool) and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grimley. A less common occupation for the Grimley family was Bricklayer.

Source: Census data for Grimley | Data not to scale

Grimley Historical Records

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Grimley Life Expectancy

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