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Grinstead Name Meaning

habitational name from East or West Grinstead in Sussex, or from Greensted or Greenstead in Essex, all named from Old English grene ‘green’ + stede ‘place’. variant of Grimstead.

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


Similar surnames: Grimstead, Winstead, Anstead, Grimstad, Milstead, Stead, Bronstad

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Grinstead Family Origin

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Grinstead Family Occupations

What did your Grinstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Grinstead family was Fishmonger. Carpenter, Builder and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grinstead. The most common Grinstead occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 6% of Grinstead's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Builder

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Fishmonger

    3%

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

Grinstead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grinstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grinstead 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Grinstead. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grinstead. For the veterans among your Grinstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grinstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Grinstead lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Grinstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Grinstead in 1957 was 37, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grinstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grinstead 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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