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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. [ɡ,ɹ,ɪ,m,ʃ,ɔː]  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsGrimshawe

Meaning & History

A habitational surname originating from the hamlet of Grimshaw in Lancashire, derived from Old English elements grīma "mask" and sċeaga "copse". Famous bearers of this surname include , English Victorian-era artist John Atkinson Grimshaw and Irish writer Beatrice Grimshaw, as well as the Grimshaw family in Coronation Street.
Added 12/18/2023 by Linguist56