Griff Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living near a pit or hollow, from Old Norse gryfja ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, or a habitational name from Griff in Warwickshire, Griffe in Derbyshire, or Griff Farm in Rievaulx, North Yorkshire, all probably named with this word. Welsh: short form of Griffith. Possibly also a reduced form of Irish McGriff. German: variant of Greif 1.

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

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Griff Family Origin

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Griff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griff. A less common occupation for the Griff family was Farm Laborer. The most common Griff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Griff's were Farmers.

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Between 1960 and 2004, Griff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Griff in 1960 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griff

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