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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Griggs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Griggs. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Griggs Family Origin

Where is the Griggs family from?

Griggs Family Occupations

What did your Griggs ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Griggs occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 15% of Griggs's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griggs. A less common occupation for the Griggs family was Farmer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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

Griggs Historical Records

What Griggs family records will you find?

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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