Griffes Family History

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Griffes Name Meaning

French: from the plural of griffe ‘claw’ (Old French grif), presumably a nickname for someone with clawlike hands or grasping habits.

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


Similar surnames: Griffon, Griffo, Griff, Graves, Griffel, Gridley, Griesel, Grapes

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Griffes Family Origin

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Griffes Family Occupations

What did your Griffes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Griffes family was Boiler Maker. Farmer, Ber Keeper and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griffes. The most common Griffes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Griffes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Ber Keeper

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Boiler Maker

    3%

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Griffes Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Griffes Life Expectancy

What is the average Griffes lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Griffes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Griffes in 1945 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griffes 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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