Last name: GRIEVE

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GRIEVE : This last name is indexed 53,256 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GRIEVE : English:: 1: occupational name for a steward or estate manager from Middle English greve ‘steward farm bailiff or principal officer of a town’ (Old Northumbrian English grǣfa). Compare Reeve and Sheriff. The name is characteristic of northeastern England and southern and southeastern Scotland.2: alternatively a variant of Grave. These words were originally distinct but some confusion has occurred as a result of the close similarity in both form and meaning.

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