Grimshaw Family History

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Grimshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire, named Grimshaw, from the Old Norse personal name Grímr (see Grime) or Old English grima ‘specter’, ‘goblin’ + Old English sceaga ‘copse’.

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


Similar surnames: Grimstad, Renshaw, Grimley, Henshaw, Crawshaw, Redshaw, Grimsrud

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Grimshaw Family Origin

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Grimshaw Family Occupations

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

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  • Cotton Weaver

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Cotton Weaver, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grimshaw. The most common Grimshaw occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 6% of Grimshaw's were Cotton Weavers. A less common occupation for the Grimshaw family was Farmer.

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Grimshaw Historical Records

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Grimshaw Life Expectancy

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