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Find more Griffen relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 1,167 less people named Griffen in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 6,348 people named Griffen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% less people named Griffen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,181 people named Griffen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 1,232 reported their race as other than white
  • 24% reported their race as other than white
  • 527 women had paying jobs

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As Griffen families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Alabama
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 1,004 were first-generation Americans
  • 405 were born in foreign countries