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Griffis Family History

Griffis Name Meaning

Reduced form of Welsh Griffiths.

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


Similar surnames: Griffin, Griff, Griffy, Giffin, Griffee, Griffey, Graffis, Groff

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Where is the Griffis family from?

You can see how Griffis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Griffis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Griffis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Griffis families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Griffis's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Griffis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Griffis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Griffis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Griffis. 23% of Griffis men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Griffis women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Griffis were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Griffis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Griffis. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Griffis. For the veterans among your Griffis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Griffis lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Griffis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Griffis in 1945 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

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