Grindle Family History

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Grindle Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English grene ‘green’ + dale ‘dale’, ‘valley’ or hille, hull ‘hill’; alternatively, the surname may have arisen from either of two habitational names meaning ‘green valley’: Greendale in Devon or Grindale in East Yorkshire, or from Grindal (‘green hill’) in Shropshire. South German: from Middle High German grindel ‘latch’, ‘beam’, ‘pole’, probably a metonymic occupational name for a doorman. Respelling of North German Grindel.

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

Similar surnames: Brindle, Grindley, Trindle, Rindler, Grine, Hindle, Ringle, Windle

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Grindle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grindle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grindle. 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


  • France


  • Italy


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Grindle Family Origin

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Grindle Family Occupations

What did your Grindle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Grindle family was Labourer. The most common Grindle occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 25% of Grindle's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farm Labourer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grindle.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farm Labourer

  • Butcher

  • Labourer


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

Grindle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Grindle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grindle 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 871 immigration records available for the last name Grindle. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Grindle. For the veterans among your Grindle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grindle Life Expectancy

What is the average Grindle lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grindle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Grindle in 1942 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grindle 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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