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Griffis Surname Meaning

Altered form of Welsh Griffiths .

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

Similar surnames: Griffin, Griff, Griffy, Giffin, Griffee, Griffey, Graffis, Groff

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Where is the Griffis family from?

You can see how Griffis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Griffis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Griffis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 24 Griffis families living in Worcestershire. This was about 16% of all the recorded Griffis's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Griffis families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Griffis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Griffis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Griffis. 100% of Griffis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Griffis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Griffis. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Griffis. For the veterans among your Griffis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Griffis lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Griffis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Griffis in 1945 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

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