Meaning and Origin of: Grice

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : nickname for a gray-haired man, from Middle English grice, gris ‘gray’ (Old French gris, apparently of Germanic origin, and probably a distant cognate of Gray 1).
  • English : from Middle English grice, grise ‘pig’ (Old Norse gríss, probably akin to 1), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or a nickname.
  • English : Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Greis.