Grissett Family History

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Grissett Name Meaning

Anglicized or Germanized spelling of French Griset ‘gray’ (see Grise). The name was probably taken to Germany by Huguenot refugees in the late 17th century, and thence to North America (NC).

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


Similar surnames: Grisez, Privett, Brossett, Bridgett, Gassett, Triplett, Gressett

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Grissett Family Origin

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Grissett Family Occupations

What did your Grissett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grissett. The most common Grissett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Grissett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grissett family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Grissett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grissett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grissett 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Grissett. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grissett. For the veterans among your Grissett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grissett Life Expectancy

What is the average Grissett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Grissett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Grissett in 1955 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grissett 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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