Griest Family History

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Griest Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Grist. German: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Grist, Gries, Griess, Great, Grise, Ghrist, Gist, Griep, Crest

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Griest Family Origin

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Griest Family Occupations

What did your Griest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Griest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Griest's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Griest family was Merchant. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griest.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Merchant

    5%

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

Griest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Griest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griest 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Griest. 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 Griest. For the veterans among your Griest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griest Life Expectancy

What is the average Griest lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Griest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Griest in 1948 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griest 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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