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Griffith Family History

Griffith Name Meaning
Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Gruffudd, Old Welsh Grip(p)iud, composed of the elements grip, of uncertain significance, + iud ‘chief’, ‘lord’.

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

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Name Distribution of Griffith Families

  • Number of Griffith families
     740 - 1,477
     247 - 739
     1 - 246
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Griffith families
     1,510 - 3,018
     504 - 1,509
     1 - 503
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Griffith families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Griffith census records

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Griffith Family Origin

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Griffith Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Griffith

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Griffith Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Griffith census records

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Griffith Civil War Service Records

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