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 Family Origin

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Grindle Family Occupations

What did your Grindle ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Grindle. 4% of Grindle men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 53% of Grindle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grindle were Riveter Heavy Work and Old Age Pensioner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer (retired)
  • Riveter Heavy Work

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Household Duties
  • Old Age Pensioner

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

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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