Griffis Family History

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Griffis Name Meaning

Reduced form of Welsh Griffiths.

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

Similar surnames: Griffin, Griff, Griffy, Giffin, Griffee, Griffey, Graffis, Groff

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Griffis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Griffis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Griffis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Griffis Family Origin

Where is the Griffis family from?

Griffis Family Occupations

What did your Griffis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Griffis occupation in Canada was Lab. 28% of Griffis's were Labs. A less common occupation for the Griffis family was Druggist. Lab, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griffis.

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  • Lab

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Druggist


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

Griffis Historical Records

What Griffis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Griffis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Griffis. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Griffis. For the veterans among your Griffis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griffis Life Expectancy

What is the average Griffis lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Griffis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Griffis in 1945 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griffis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griffis 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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