Grimstead Family History

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Grimstead Name Meaning

habitational name from Grimstead in Wiltshire, probably so named from Old English grene ‘green’ + ham-stede ‘homestead’. variant of Grinstead.

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

Similar surnames: Grinstead, Grimstad, Grimley, Winstead, Umstead, Ramstad, Grimsrud

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Grimstead Family Origin

Where is the Grimstead family from?

Grimstead Family Occupations

What did your Grimstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agr Laborer, Agricultural Labourer and Book Agent Seller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grimstead. A less common occupation for the Grimstead family was Cab Driver. The most common Grimstead occupation in the UK was Agr Laborer. 5% of Grimstead's were Agr Laborers.

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  • Agr Laborer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Book Agent Seller

  • Cab Driver


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

Grimstead Historical Records

What Grimstead family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grimstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grimstead census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Grimstead

Passenger List

There are 582 immigration records available for the last name Grimstead. 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 815 military records available for the last name Grimstead. For the veterans among your Grimstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grimstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Grimstead lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Grimstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Grimstead in 1952 was 34, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grimstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grimstead 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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