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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

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Horse Car Driver

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

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In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Griffel family was Laborer.

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Griffel Historical Records

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Griffel Life Expectancy

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Famous Griffel Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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