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Giffin Family History

Giffin Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of McGiffin, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Dhuibhfinn ‘son of Duibhfionn’.English: from a pet form of the Norman personal name Geffrei (see Jeffrey).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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31,903 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,667 Military Records
4,164 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Giffin Families

  • Number of Giffin families
     65 - 128
     22 - 64
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Giffin families
     49 - 95
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Giffin families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Giffin Family Origin

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Giffin Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Giffin

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Giffin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Giffin census records

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Giffin Civil War Service Records

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