Grigg Family History

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Grigg Name Meaning

English: from a short form of the personal name Gregory.

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

Similar surnames: Rigg, Grogg, Gregg, Griggs, Frigo, Gragg, Grier, Nigg, Goring, Rigo

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Grigg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grigg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grigg. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Grigg Family Origin

Where is the Grigg family from?

Grigg Family Occupations

What did your Grigg ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Grigg Historical Records

What Grigg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Grigg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grigg 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Grigg. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Grigg. For the veterans among your Grigg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grigg Life Expectancy

What is the average Grigg lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Grigg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grigg in 1941 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grigg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grigg 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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