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Recorded as Grim, Grimm, Grime and Grimes, this is an English surname. It is however ultimately of Norse-Viking pre 7th century origins, and the derivation is probably from the personal name "Grimr", which appears in the Olde Danish and Olde Swedish as "Grim". It was very popular in those areas of England influenced by Scandinavian settlements, particularly the north western and eastern counties. The Norse word was equivalent to the Olde English "grima", meaning a mask, and was one of the names given to the god Woden. As such it may mean "masked person" or "shape-changer" and was given to male children to encourage the god's protection...

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Mick Grimes born in Killaloe Co Clare Ireland 1764 married Bridget Ryan Son Thomas born in 1790 married Nancy Burke His sons Mick 1814, John 1828, Pat 1832 Pat married Elllen Higgins, they had 7 children. Their son Jack 1871, had 6 children, one was another Jack who had 6 children including a son Thomas Joseph 1905, he had six childen including myself Thomas Anthony (tony) Grimes 1936 John

Marybeth (Grimes) Himber

My father’s name was Frank Leslie Grimes Sr and he was married to Mary Elizabeth Wilson on October 25, 1958 in Washington County PA. They had 5 children and resided in Pittsburgh Pa. They have both passed on. My father’s father was Clyde Conger Grimes Sr and his mother was Sylvia Van Kirk and lived in Washington County Pa. They had 6 children. My grandfather (Clyde) served in the US Army. I’m wondering how many Grimes relatives I have out there that I don’t know yet?


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