Griffith Family History

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Griffith Name Meaning

Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Gruffudd, Old Welsh Grip(p)iud, composed of the elements grip, of uncertain significance, + iud ‘chief’, ‘lord’.

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

Similar surnames: Griffin, Griffiths, Griff, Griffo, Giffin, Reffitt, Greseth, Griffis

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Griffith Family Origin

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Griffith Family Occupations

What did your Griffith ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Griffith family was Carpenter. The most common Griffith occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Griffith's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griffith.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Griffith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 504,000 census records available for the last name Griffith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffith 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 56,000 immigration records available for the last name Griffith. 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 88,000 military records available for the last name Griffith. For the veterans among your Griffith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griffith Life Expectancy

What is the average Griffith lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Griffith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Griffith in 1940 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griffith 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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