Griff Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living near a pit or hollow, from Old Norse gryfja ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, or a habitational name from Griff in Warwickshire, Griffe in Derbyshire, or Griff Farm in Rievaulx, North Yorkshire, all probably named with this word. Welsh: short form of Griffith. Possibly also a reduced form of Irish McGriff. German: variant of Greif 1.

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


Similar surnames: Grief, Grof, Griffo, Graff, Cliff, Groff, Grill, Aliff, Rief, Grice

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Griff Family Origin

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Griff Family Occupations

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  • Student

    50%
  • Tailor

    50%

In 1881, Student and Tailor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Griff. The most common Griff occupation in Canada was Student. 50% of Griff's were Students.

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Between 1960 and 2004, Griff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Griff in 1960 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

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