Grimshaw Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Grimshaw Name Meaning: Habitational from either of two places in Lancashire named 'Grimshaw'. Old English 'Grima',goblin + 'sceaga',copse (a small thicket of trees).

This may indicate someone who lived near a 'grim' or ghostly wood,with grim being a popular first name in ancient times.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Grimshaw Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Grimshaw family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 115
Weaver 95
Labourer 64
Independent 47
Agricultural Labourer 40
Female Servant 35
Farmer 29
Silk Weaver 23
Calico Printer 21
Hatter 19
Male Servant 15
Clothier 15
Dyer 12
Bleacher 11
Calico Weaver 11
Cotton Spinner 11
Power Loom Weaver 10
Spinner 10
Coal Miner 9
Pupil 7
Blacksmith 6
Cotton Piecer 6
Cotton Winder 6
Joiner 6
Lab 6

Grimshaw Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Grimshaw 100% 30,031
2 Gramshaw 88% 270
3 Gremshaw 88% 107

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The surname Grimshaw is the most popular version of all its varients

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