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Griesel Name Meaning

South German (Bavaria) and Swiss German: from a diminutive of Middle High German griez ‘coarsely ground grain’; perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a miller farmer or farm worker or alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived on sandy soil from the same word in this sense.

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


Similar surnames: Griebel, Grieser, Grueser, Gries, Kiesel, Riegel, Griese, Wiesel

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Where is the Griesel family from?

You can see how Griesel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Griesel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Griesel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Griesel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 72% of all the recorded Griesel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Griesel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Griesel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Griesel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Griesel. 27% of Griesel men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Griesel women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Griesel were Manager and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    50%
  • Saleslady
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Griesel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griesel 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 483 immigration records available for the last name Griesel. 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 886 military records available for the last name Griesel. For the veterans among your Griesel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Griesel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Griesel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Griesel in 1946 was 41, and 90 in 2004.

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