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  • Gerald Ralph Graham (1918 - 2017)
    He was born Gerd Rolf Greiffenhagen into a Jewish family in Berlin, the son of Kurt, a dentist, and his wife, Erna (nee Rosenfeld), a kindergarten teacher. In 1936 Gerd visited Britain, where he met tw...
  • Maurice William Greiffenhagen (1862 - 1931)
    Greiffenhagen RA (15 December 1862[1] – 26 December 1931[1]%29 was a British painter and Royal Academician. He illustrated books and designed posters as well as painting idyllic landscapes.He was born ...
  • Otto Greiffenhagen (1871 - 1938)
    Korporatsioon "Estonia" liige Otto* Ferdinand August Moritz Greiffenhagen (20.06.1871(Tallinn)-10.06.1938 (Hameln) oli baltisaksa ajaloolane, arhivaar ja muusikakriitik.).*Sünd vkj 20. juunil 1871* Wik...
  • Thomas Wilhelm* Greiffenhagen (1821 - 1890)
    Thomas Wilhelm Greiffenhagen (7. november vkj/19. november 1821 Arhangelsk – 16. detsember vkj/28. detsember 1890 Tallinn) oli baltisaksa päritolu poliitik ja Tallinna linnapea1883–1885 .* - lk. 105.
  • Wilhelm* Adolf Greiffenhagen (1862 - 1916)
    PR Oleviste: Saaga TLA.236.2.29:96 * Korporatsioon "Estonia" liige Wilhelm* Adolf Greiffenhagen õppis Tallinna kubermangugümnaasiumis 1875–80,Tartu ülikooli arstiteaduskonnas 1880-–86, meditsiinidoktor...

About the Greiffenhagen surname

Please also refer to the Geni Surname project for Greifenhagen, with one f.

This name is German in origin and means simply "grab hold" with various spellings.

Greiffenhagen name-bearers appear in Jewish records, some Rabbi lists, and census individuals in towns with sizable Jewish populations. One example among many is Wollstein in the Czech Republic. The name is German so additional individuals are apt to be located in towns in present day Germany as well as frontier towns next to the Czech Republic, Posen, Poland, and Austria.

It may be an older Jewish name coming from the 16th century as contrasted with most Jewish names adopted around 1800 due to enforced last name creation for record keeping purposes. Could it be Spanish in origin..perhaps.