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Griggs Family History

Griggs Name Meaning
English: patronymic from the personal name Grigg.

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

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187,753 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,356 Military Records
6,725 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Griggs Families

  • Number of Griggs families
     130 - 257
     44 - 129
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Griggs families
     307 - 612
     103 - 306
     1 - 102
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Griggs families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Griggs Family Origin

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Griggs Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Griggs families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Griggs

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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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Griggs Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Griggs census records

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Griggs Civil War Service Records

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