Griffey Family History

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Griffey Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Griffy, Griffee, Griffin, Gaffey, Guffey, Griff, Grilley, Griffis

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Griffey Family Origin

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Griffey Family Occupations

What did your Griffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griffey. The most common Griffey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Griffey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Griffey family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Griffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Griffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffey 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 672 immigration records available for the last name Griffey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Griffey. For the veterans among your Griffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Griffey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Griffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Griffey in 1944 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griffey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griffey 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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