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Griego Family History

Griego Name Meaning

Spanish: ethnic name from griego ‘Greek’ (Latin graecus).

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


Similar surnames: Grego, Greco, Diego, Griffo, Prieto, Gallego, Grieger, Gregor, Trigo

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Where is the Griego family from?

You can see how Griego families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Griego family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Griego families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 635 Griego families living in New Mexico. This was about 87% of all the recorded Griego's in the USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Griego families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Griego surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Griego ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Griego. 36% of Griego men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Griego women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Griego were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • New Worker
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Griego. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griego census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 598 immigration records available for the last name Griego. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Griego. For the veterans among your Griego ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Griego lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Griego life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Griego in 1942 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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