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Griffes Name Meaning

French: from the plural of griffe ‘claw’ (Old French grif), presumably a nickname for someone with clawlike hands or grasping habits.

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


Similar surnames: Griffon, Griffo, Griff, Graves, Griffel, Gridley, Griesel, Grapes

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Griffes Family Origin

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Griffes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Ber Keeper

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Boiler Maker

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Griffes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Griffes's were Farmers. Farmer, Ber Keeper and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griffes. A less common occupation for the Griffes family was Boiler Maker.

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