The Welsh surname Griffin, also found in England and Ireland, derives from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd. The personal name Gruffudd is composed of the elements grip, of uncertain origin, and iud meaning “chief or lord.” Early written references to the name include Robert Griffin in the Pipe Rolls of the county of Warwickshire, in 1130, and John Grifen in the Chartulary of the Priory of St. Thomas, the Martyr, near Stafford in 1230.In Ireland the name Griffin is found throughout the country with heavy occurrences in counties Cork, Kerry and Galway. Today there are approximately 191,000 bearers of the surname Griffin living in The United States. Learn how you can purchase this on a family crest jewelry.
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