Griffon Family History

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Griffon Name Meaning

French: from a diminutive of Old French griffe ‘claw’, hence a nickname for a grasping or vicious person, or perhaps for someone with a deformed or otherwise remarkable hand.

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

Similar surnames: Griffo, Griffes, Grignon, Griffin, Goffin, Griff, Brillon, Grief

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Griffon Family Origin

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Griffon Family Occupations

What did your Griffon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Miner was the top reported job for people in the CA named Griffon.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Miner

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Griffon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Griffon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Griffon 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 Griffon. 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 459 military records available for the last name Griffon. For the veterans among your Griffon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Griffon Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Griffon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Griffon in 1954 was 77, and 60 in 2004.

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