Griffis Family History

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Griffis Name Meaning

Reduced form of Welsh Griffiths.

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

Similar surnames: Griffin, Griff, Griffy, Giffin, Griffee, Griffey, Graffis, Groff

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Griffis Family Origin

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Griffis Family Occupations

What did your Griffis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Griffis family was Coal Miner. Beerhouse Keeper, Bootmaker and Captain Barge were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griffis. The most common Griffis occupation in the UK was Beerhouse Keeper. 7% of Griffis's were Beerhouse Keepers.

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  • Beerhouse Keeper

  • Bootmaker

  • Captain Barge

  • Coal Miner


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

Griffis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Griffis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffis 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Griffis. 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 Griffis. For the veterans among your Griffis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griffis Life Expectancy

What is the average Griffis lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Griffis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Griffis in 1945 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griffis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griffis 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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