Griffon Family History

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Griffon Name Meaning

French: from a diminutive of Old French griffe ‘claw’, hence a nickname for a grasping or vicious person, or perhaps for someone with a deformed or otherwise remarkable hand.

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


Similar surnames: Griffo, Griffes, Grignon, Griffin, Goffin, Griff, Brillon, Grief

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Griffon Family Origin

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Griffon Family Occupations

What did your Griffon ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Griffon Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Griffon Life Expectancy

What is the average Griffon lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Griffon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Griffon in 1954 was 77, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griffon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griffon 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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