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Griffo Name Meaning

Italian: from grifo ‘gryphon’ (Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the mythical beast Italian Griffò: probably from Grifo, Crifo, derived from Greek kryphos ‘secret’, ‘hidden’, ‘enigmatic’. Perhaps a respelling of French Griffaud, which Morlet speculates may be from one of the Germanic compound personal names beginning with the element grif, a derivative of Old High German grifan ‘to grasp or seize’.

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


Similar surnames: Griffon, Griff, Griffin, Ruffo, Grippo, Grillo, Graff, Grifka, Grief

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Where is the Griffo family from?

You can see how Griffo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Griffo family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Griffo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Griffo families living in Arkansas. This was 100% of all the recorded Griffo's in the USA. Arkansas had the highest population of Griffo families in 1840.
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What did your Griffo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Griffo. 19% of Griffo men worked as a Laborer and 62% of Griffo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Griffo were Operator and Finisher.

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Presser
    13%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    62%
  • New Worker
    24%
  • Finisher
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 579 immigration records available for the last name Griffo. 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 497 military records available for the last name Griffo. For the veterans among your Griffo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Griffo lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Griffo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Griffo in 1951 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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