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Grissett Name Meaning

Variant of Gressett a surname of French origin.

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


Similar surnames: Grisez, Privett, Brossett, Bridgett, Gassett, Triplett, Gressett

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Where is the Grissett family from?

You can see how Grissett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grissett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grissett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Grissett families living in Virginia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Grissett's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Grissett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grissett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grissett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grissett. 42% of Grissett men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Grissett women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grissett were Private and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Private
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Cook
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grissett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grissett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 98 immigration records available for the last name Grissett. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grissett. For the veterans among your Grissett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grissett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Grissett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Grissett in 1955 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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