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Grigg Surname Meaning

English (Cornwall): variant of Griggs .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Rigg, Grogg, Gregg, Griggs, Frigo, Gragg, Grier, Nigg, Goring, Rigo

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Where is the Grigg family from?

You can see how Grigg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grigg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grigg families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 401 Grigg families living in Cornwall. This was about 20% of all the recorded Grigg's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Grigg families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grigg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grigg ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Grigg. 13% of Grigg men worked as a Farmer and 71% of Grigg women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grigg were Lorry Driver and Domestic Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    13%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Lorry Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Grigg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grigg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Grigg. 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 Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Grigg. For the veterans among your Grigg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grigg lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Grigg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grigg in 1941 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

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