Griggs Family History

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Griggs Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Grigg.

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


Similar surnames: Triggs, Grigg, Riggs, Greggs, Rings, Prigge, Griggers, Rigg, Frings

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Griggs Family Origin

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Griggs Family Occupations

What did your Griggs ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Griggs. 3% of Griggs men worked as a General Labourer and 56% of Griggs women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Griggs were Bricklayer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Gardener
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    56%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%

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

Griggs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Griggs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griggs 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Griggs. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Griggs. For the veterans among your Griggs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griggs Life Expectancy

What is the average Griggs lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Griggs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Griggs in 1943 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griggs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griggs 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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