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Griffo Name Meaning

Italian:: from grifo ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus Greek gryps) hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the mythical beast. (Griffò): probably from Grifo Crifo derived from Greek kryphos ‘secret hidden enigmatic’.

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

Similar surnames: Griffon, Griff, Griffin, Ruffo, Grippo, Grillo, Graff, Grifka, Grief

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Where is the Griffo family from?

You can see how Griffo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Griffo family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Griffo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Griffo families living in Essex. This was about 43% of all the recorded Griffo's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Griffo families in 1891.
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What did your Griffo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Griffo. 19% of Griffo men worked as a Laborer and 62% of Griffo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Griffo were Operator and Finisher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Presser
  • New Worker
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Finisher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Griffo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffo 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 579 immigration records available for the last name Griffo. 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 497 military records available for the last name Griffo. For the veterans among your Griffo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Griffo lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Griffo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Griffo in 1951 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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