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Grimwood Name Meaning

English: from the Germanic personal name Grimward, composed of grim ‘mask’, ‘helmet’ + ward ‘guard’.

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

Similar surnames: Grimard, Grimaud, Grimaldo, Bigwood, Grima, Grippo, Guimond, Grimsrud

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Where is the Grimwood family from?

You can see how Grimwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grimwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grimwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 648 Grimwood families living in Suffolk. This was about 39% of all the recorded Grimwood's in the UK. Suffolk had the highest population of Grimwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grimwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grimwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Grimwood. 15% of Grimwood men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Grimwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grimwood were Agricultural Labourer and Incapacitated.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Agricultural Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Grimwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grimwood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grimwood. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Grimwood. For the veterans among your Grimwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grimwood lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Grimwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Grimwood in 1955 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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