Griffel Family History

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Griffel Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German griffel ‘slate pencil’, modern German Griffel. Dutch: topographic name from Dutch griffe ‘swamp ditch’. German: variant of Gribbel (see Gribble 2).

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

Similar surnames: Riffel, Griebel, Griesel, Griff, Raffel, Grindel, Grieb, Klipfel

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Griffel Family Origin

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Griffel Family Occupations

What did your Griffel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Griffel family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Horse Car Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griffel. The most common Griffel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Griffel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Horse Car Driver

  • Laborer


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Griffel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Griffel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 457 immigration records available for the last name Griffel. 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 238 military records available for the last name Griffel. For the veterans among your Griffel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griffel Life Expectancy

What is the average Griffel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Griffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Griffel in 1957 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griffel 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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