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Griff Family History

Griff Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone living near a pit or hollow, from Old Norse gryfja ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, or a habitational name from Griff in Warwickshire, Griffe in Derbyshire, or Griff Farm in Rievaulx, North Yorkshire, all probably named with this word.Welsh: short form of Griffith.Possibly also a reduced form of Irish McGriff.German: variant of Greif 1.

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

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Name Distribution of Griff Families

  • Number of Griff families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Griff families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Griff last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Griff Family Origin

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Griff Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Griff

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Griff Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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