Giffen Family History

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Giffen Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant spelling of Giffin.

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

Similar surnames: Griffen, Giffin, Goffe, Gillen, Girten, Diffee, Tiffin, Diffin

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Giffen Family Origin

Where is the Giffen family from?

Giffen Family Occupations

What did your Giffen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Giffen family was Baker'S Wife. Annuitant, Annuitant & House Proprietor and Asst & Overseer & Tax Collr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giffen. The most common Giffen occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 2% of Giffen's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant

  • Annuitant & House Proprietor

  • Asst & Overseer & Tax Collr

  • Baker'S Wife


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

Giffen Historical Records

What Giffen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Giffen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giffen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Giffen

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Giffen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Giffen Life Expectancy

What is the average Giffen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Giffen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Giffen in 1952 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Giffen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Giffen 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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