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Griswold Family History

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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Where is the Griswold family from?

You can see how Griswold families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Griswold family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Griswold families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 9 Griswold families living in Worcestershire. This was about 56% of all the recorded Griswold's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Griswold families in 1891.
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What did your Griswold ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cycle motor Cycle Wheelmaker was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Griswold. 100% of Griswold men worked as a Cycle motor Cycle Wheelmaker. .

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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

  • Cycle motor Cycle Wheelmaker
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 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 Cards

There are 16,000 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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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.

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