Griswold Family History

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Griswold Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Griswolds Farm in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, which is probably named with Old English greosn ‘gravel’ + weald ‘woodland’.

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

Similar surnames: Gritton, Ringwood, Garwood, Grill, Griscom, Bratvold, Grimwood

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Griswold Family Origin

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Griswold Family Occupations

What did your Griswold ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Griswold occupation in the UK was Hosier Manager. 33% of Griswold's were Hosier Managers. Hosier Manager and Maltster were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Griswold. A less common occupation for the Griswold family was Shoe Maker.

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  • Hosier Manager

  • Maltster

  • Shoe Maker


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

Griswold Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Griswold Life Expectancy

What is the average Griswold lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Griswold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Griswold in 1944 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griswold

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griswold 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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