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Griffee Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha (see Griffin ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Griffey, Griffy, Griffin, Gaffey, Griff, Caffee, Griffis, Griffie

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Where is the Griffee family from?

You can see how Griffee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Griffee family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Griffee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Griffee families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Griffee's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Griffee families in 1840.
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What did your Griffee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Griffee. 28% of Griffee men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Griffee women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Griffee were Laborer 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
  • Proprietor
  • Labor
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Griffee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffee 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 72 immigration records available for the last name Griffee. 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 687 military records available for the last name Griffee. For the veterans among your Griffee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Griffee lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Griffee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Griffee in 1953 was 51, and 85 in 2004.

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