Grimmer Family History

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Grimmer Name Meaning

English: from a Norman personal name Grimier, composed of the Germanic elements grim ‘mask’, ‘helmet’ + hari, heri ‘army’. German: variant of Grimm 2. German: variant of Krimmer.

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

Similar surnames: Grammer, Grimme, Grieme, Rimmel, Grimm, Grime, Geimer, Krammer

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Grimmer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grimmer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grimmer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Japan


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Grimmer Family Origin

Where is the Grimmer family from?

Grimmer Family Occupations

What did your Grimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Grimmer occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Grimmer's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Agricultural Laborer and Ag Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grimmer. A less common occupation for the Grimmer family was Agl Labr.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Agl Labr


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

Grimmer Historical Records

What Grimmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Grimmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grimmer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grimmer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Grimmer. For the veterans among your Grimmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grimmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Grimmer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Grimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Grimmer in 1947 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grimmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grimmer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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