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Griffin Genealogy & History

Griffin is an English, Irish, and Welsh surname, with different but related origins in each case. For Welsh, it comes from the Old Welsh "Gruffydd", meaning dragon-lord; with English, it's the High German "grifan", which means to snatch, as a dragon was thought to do. As an Irish name, it descends from "O'Griobhtha", meaning son of the griffin. In any case, the first recorded incident of Griffin family history is Robert Griffin, on the Pipe Rolls of Warwickshire in 1130. Griffin genealogy includes Union General Charles Griffin, comedian Eddie Griffin, British National Party Chairman Nick Griffin, and television executive/host Merv Griffin.


Griffin Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Douglas Griffin-- --, 1914March 22,2003ME
B Ellen Griffin-- --, 1922May 12,1990MI
C Charles Griffin-- --, 1921July 5,2010CA
D David Griffin-- --, 1930December 6,2007NY

Griffin Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Ann Griffin-- --, 1916April ,1987Glen Riddle Lima,PA
F Darlene Griffin-- --, 1926July 19,1999Mauston,WI
G Ellen Griffin-- --, 1950November 15,2006Waynesville,OH
H Elaine Griffin-- --, 1920May 19,2007Madison Heights,MI

Griffin Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Alton GriffinPauline BaughJuly 4,1941Wake, NC
Burnice GriffinElizabeth PopeJune 21,1934Wake, NC
Clarence GriffinMargery WaltonSeptember 5,1942Wake, NC
David GriffinMary PilaudJune 23,1935Wake, NC

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