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Griffiths Family History

Griffiths Name Meaning
Welsh: patronymic from Griffith.

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

2,789,973 Historical Documents with Griffiths on Ancestry.com
1,110,711 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
53,381 Military Records
163,984 Immigration Records
701,625 Census and Voter Lists
760,272 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Griffiths Families

  • Number of Griffiths families
     209 - 416
     70 - 208
     1 - 69
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Griffiths families
     4,165 - 8,327
     1,389 - 4,164
     1 - 1,388
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Griffiths families
     56 - 109
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Griffiths Family Origin

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Griffiths Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Griffiths

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Griffiths Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Griffiths census records

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Griffiths Civil War Service Records

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