Giffin Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Griffin, Goffin, Diffin, Mcgiffin, Gilpin, Gaffin, Guffin, Duffin

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Giffin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Giffin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Giffin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Giffin Family Origin

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Giffin Family Occupations

What did your Giffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giffin. The most common Giffin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Giffin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Giffin family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Giffin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Giffin Historical Records

What Giffin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Giffin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giffin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Giffin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Giffin. For the veterans among your Giffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Giffin Life Expectancy

What is the average Giffin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Giffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Giffin in 1946 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Giffin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Giffin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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