Griffiths Family History

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Griffiths Name Meaning

Welsh: patronymic from Griffith.

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

Similar surnames: Griffith, Griffin, Griffitt, Griffeth, Griffis, Griff, Ruffins

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Griffiths Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Griffiths name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Griffiths. 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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Griffiths Family Origin

Where is the Griffiths family from?

Griffiths Family Occupations

What did your Griffiths ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griffiths. The most common Griffiths occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Griffiths's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Griffiths family was Clerk.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Labourer

  • Clerk


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

Griffiths Historical Records

What Griffiths family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 768,000 census records available for the last name Griffiths. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffiths 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 170,000 immigration records available for the last name Griffiths. 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 57,000 military records available for the last name Griffiths. For the veterans among your Griffiths ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griffiths Life Expectancy

What is the average Griffiths lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Griffiths life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Griffiths in 1942 was 25, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Griffiths

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Griffiths 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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