Griffo Family History

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Griffo Name Meaning

Italian: from grifo ‘gryphon’ (Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the mythical beast Italian Griffò: probably from Grifo, Crifo, derived from Greek kryphos ‘secret’, ‘hidden’, ‘enigmatic’. Perhaps a respelling of French Griffaud, which Morlet speculates may be from one of the Germanic compound personal names beginning with the element grif, a derivative of Old High German grifan ‘to grasp or seize’.

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


Similar surnames: Griffon, Griff, Griffin, Ruffo, Grippo, Grillo, Graff, Grifka, Grief

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Griffo Family Origin

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Griffo Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Griffo occupation in the USA was Works On Farm. 100% of Griffo's were Works On Farms.

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  • Works On Farm

    100%

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Griffo Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Griffo Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Griffo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Griffo in 1951 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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