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Origins of the Greig surname

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About the Greigs

We have a total number of 45562 records for people with the last name Greig.

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Where do most Greigs live?

In 1921, most Greigs lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Greigs

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 34,700 records for the Greig surname. The oldest one dates back to 1595.

Who were Greigs most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Greigs.

What are the most common Greig first names?

  • James
  • John
  • Margaret
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Greigs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Greigs in 1921
Dressmaker

182

Domestic Servant

148

F S

135

Housekeeper

119

Annuitant

105

Common Male occupations for Greigs in 1921
Farm Servant

175

Coal Miner

165

Farmer

148

Joiner

145

Mason

136

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