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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Grundy

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Derived from Mrs. Grundy, a prudish character from the play Speed the Plough (1798) by the English playwright Thomas Morton.

  1. A narrow-minded person or group that is overly concerned with censoring or criticizing personal conduct.
  2. The tendency of society at large to be overly concerned with censoring or criticizing personal conduct.

Backformation from Grundies, an underwear brand name.

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, slang) A wedgie; a prank in which a person's underpants are pulled up sharply from behind in order to wedge the clothing uncomfortably between the person's buttocks.

    Notable Persons Named Grundy

    Grundy was born in 1912. He passed away in 1985.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Grundy

    Solomon Grundy is a comics character.


    Geraldine Grundy is a riverdale high school teacher and riverdale (archie comics).


    Wallace Ford was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1930. Wallace was given the name Samuel Jones Grundy on February 12th, 1898 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. Wallace is also known as Wally Ford. He passed away on June 11th, 1966.


    Dave Berry is a rhythm, blues, and pop music musician. His career lasted from 1963 to 1963. Dave was given the name David Holgate Grundy on February 6th, 1941 in Woodhouse, South Yorkshire.


    Reg Grundy is a television producer. Reg was given the name Reginald Roy Grundy on August 4th, 1923.


    Hugh Grundy is a pop music musician. He plays Drums, percussion, Drum, and Percussion instrument. His most notable accomplishments were from 1961 to 1961.


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    Popularity of Grundy as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Grundy U.S.
      White 62.44% 64.26%
      African American 30.89% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.40% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.93% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.85% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Grundy

    People with the last name Grundy are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Grundy

    • How Popular is the name Grundy? Grundy is the 87,218th most popular name of all time. As a last name Grundy was the 8,724th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Grundy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Grundy in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Grundy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Grundy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Grundy is Monday, March 11th, 1878.
    • What year had the most people named Grundy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Grundy was in 1916 with a total of 5 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Grundy: Your name in reverse order is Ydnurg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rgundy. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Grundy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,759 people with the last name Grundy.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Grundy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Grundy as their last name.

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