When Peder Ian Gries was born in 1701, in Tjærby, Gimming, Dronningborg, Denmark, his father, Christen Nielsen Griis, was 48 and his mother, Kirsten Jensdatter Rousing, was 22. He married Bodil Ann Bertilsdotter in 1701, in Lofthus, Ullensvang, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in August 1740, in Gimming, Dronningborg, Denmark, at the age of 39, and was buried in Gimming, Dronningborg, Denmark.
South German: topographic name for someone who lived in a sandy place, from Middle High German griez ‘sand, pebble’.
Perhaps also a shortened form of German Griese .
German: habitational name from any of the places called Gries.
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