Griff Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living near a pit or hollow, from Old Norse gryfja ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, or a habitational name from Griff in Warwickshire, Griffe in Derbyshire, or Griff Farm in Rievaulx, North Yorkshire, all probably named with this word. Welsh: short form of Griffith. Possibly also a reduced form of Irish McGriff. German: variant of Greif 1.

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


Similar surnames: Grief, Grof, Griffo, Graff, Cliff, Groff, Grill, Aliff, Rief, Grice

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Griff Family Origin

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Griff Family Occupations

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  • Clerk Commercial

    13%
  • Dressing Bag Maker (Portmanteau)

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Iron Ore Miner

    13%

In 1881, the most common Griff occupation in the UK was Clerk Commercial. 13% of Griff's were Clerk Commercials. A less common occupation for the Griff family was Iron Ore Miner. Clerk Commercial, Dressing Bag Maker (Portmanteau) and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griff.

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Griff Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, Griff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Griff in 1960 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

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