Grisby Family History

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Grisby Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Similar surnames: Brisby, Grigsby, Frisby, Lisby, Risby, Granby, Rigsby, Gadsby, Ormsby

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Grisby Family Origin

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Grisby Family Occupations

What did your Grisby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Grisby occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Grisby's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Grisby family was Clerk In Grocery. Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grisby.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Clerk In Grocery


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

Grisby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Grisby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grisby 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 144 immigration records available for the last name Grisby. 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 532 military records available for the last name Grisby. For the veterans among your Grisby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grisby Life Expectancy

What is the average Grisby lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Grisby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Grisby in 1954 was 44, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grisby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grisby 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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