Griffin Family History
“Fide et fortitudine”
By fidelity and fortitude
The surname "Griffin" has two primary Gaelic sources in Ireland, which pertain to the towns of Ballygriffey in Co. Clare, and Ballygriffin in Co. Kerry. The spelling "Ó Gríobhtha" is associated with the Co. Clare family, whose surname was also anglicised as "O'Griffey" or "Griffey". "Ó Gríobhtha" translates to English as "descendant of the Griffin-like". The "Ó Grífín" spelling belongs to the Kerry family. In Ireland, the name can also be associated with the Norman surname "Griffith", but to a much lesser degree. The surname Griffin is of patronymic origin.
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Areas of origin
- Kerry, Munster, Ireland
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