Griesel Family History

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Griesel Name Meaning

South German (Bavaria) and Swiss German: from a diminutive of Middle High German griez ‘coarsely ground grain’; perhaps an occupational nickname for a miller, farmer, or farm worker, or alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived on sandy soil, from the same word in this sense.

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


Similar surnames: Griebel, Grieser, Grueser, Gries, Kiesel, Riegel, Griese, Wiesel

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Griesel Family Origin

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Griesel Family Occupations

What did your Griesel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Griesel occupation in the USA was Cooper. 25% of Griesel's were Coopers. Cooper, Farmer and Harness Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griesel. A less common occupation for the Griesel family was Labatory.

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  • Cooper

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Harness Maker

    25%
  • Labatory

    25%

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

Griesel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Griesel Life Expectancy

What is the average Griesel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Griesel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Griesel in 1946 was 41, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griesel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griesel 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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