Griffin Family History

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Griffin Name Meaning

Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd (see Griffith). English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin). Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

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


Similar surnames: Giffin, Griffo, Griff, Griffey, Griffee, Griffy, Griffith, Goffin

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Griffin Family Origin

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Griffin Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, the most common Griffin occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Griffin's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Griffin. A less common occupation for the Griffin family was Carpenter.

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Griffin Historical Records

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Griffin Life Expectancy

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