Grist Family History
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Grist Name Meaning
English: of uncertain origin. It may be an occupational nickname for a miller, from the Middle English abstract noun grist ‘grinding’, Old English grist, a derivative of grindan (see Grinder). The word was not used in the concrete sense of grain to be ground until the 15th century.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Priest, Crist, Geist, Grill, Grass, Grise, Guest, Great, Rise, Guist