Greiff Family History

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Greiff Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Greif 1.

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


Similar surnames: Griff, Greif, Greff, Grief, Reif, Riff, Graeff, Greive, Greil, Graff

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Greiff Family Origin

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Greiff Family Occupations

What did your Greiff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Blacksmith and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greiff. The most common Greiff occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 22% of Greiff's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Greiff family was Farmer.

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  • Carpenter

    22%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Clerk In Store

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%

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

Greiff Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Greiff Life Expectancy

What is the average Greiff lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Greiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Greiff in 1956 was 65, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greiff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greiff 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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