Griess Family History

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Griess Name Meaning

German: variant of Gries.

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


Similar surnames: Friess, Priess, Griest, Gress, Gries, Greis, Grieb, Geiss, Riese

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Griess Family Origin

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Griess Family Occupations

What did your Griess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Griess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Griess's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Griess family was Grain Buyer. Farmer, Barber and Contractor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griess.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Barber

    7%
  • Contractor

    7%
  • Grain Buyer

    7%

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

Griess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Griess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griess census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Griess

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Griess. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Griess. For the veterans among your Griess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griess Life Expectancy

What is the average Griess lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Griess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Griess in 1948 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griess 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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