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Giffin Family History

Giffin Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster and Kildare): shortened form of McGiffin an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Dhuibhfinn ‘son of Duibhfionn’. English (mainly southeastern England): variant of Geffen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Griffin, Goffin, Diffin, Mcgiffin, Gilpin, Gaffin, Guffin, Duffin

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Where is the Giffin family from?

You can see how Giffin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giffin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Giffin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 95 Giffin families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Giffin's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Giffin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Giffin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Giffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Giffin. 24% of Giffin men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Giffin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Giffin were Painters Labourer and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Retired
    16%
  • Taxi Driver
    16%
  • Painters Labourer
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Domestic Duties
    7%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Giffin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giffin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Giffin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Giffin. For the veterans among your Giffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Giffin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Giffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Giffin in 1946 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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