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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 "? Gr?obhtha" is associated with the Co. Clare family, whose surname was also anglicised as "O'Griffey" or "Griffey". "? Gr?obhtha" translates to English as "descendant of the Griffin-like". The "? Gr?f?n" 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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G Grandmother, Bridget Griffin arrived in Tasmania via " Boomerang" in 1855 fare paid for by T. Mahoney. Bridget sailed from Liverpool as 19yo. I know her history after she landed here.Thank you


The following Griffens, living on or near the Dingle Peninsula, received a pardon from Queen Elizabeth in 1601: Donell m'Donogh Griffen, Dermond m'Morrice Griffen, Donogh m'Giollo Grifen, Maurice m'Shane Griffen The pardon is documented here: Griffin is a common name on or around the Dingle Peninsula now and, all Griffins from that area who have been tested for Y Haplgroups at FTDNA have been determined to descend from men who left the Scottish Highlands some time around the 15th century. See this FTDNA group for reference:


Hi, I am from a line of Griffin’s who have lived in Newfoundland, Canada for that last 200 years or so. I think my family originated from Kerry, Ireland. Any distant cousins interested in helping me with my family tree?

Kevin Griffin

If a male Griffin has DNA analysis done by 23andme, currently they will assign the Scottish Highlander Y haplogroup R-S764 to members of Kerry Ireland origin Griffins. FTDNA Y-37 or Y-111 may help you find Griffin male-line relatives. FTDNA Big Y-700 testing can provide much greater detail and possibly genealogical certainty but is more expensive.

Elizabeth Prosser

Looking for family ancestry on my Mom's side of the family Judith May Prosser (nee Warner). Great Grandparent's, Joseph Patrick and Catherine Griffin, Children-Catherine Warner (nee Griffin), Charlotte Sosnowski (nee Griffin), Gloria Wheller (nee Griffin), Sharon Taylor (nee Griffin), Joseph Griffin, Agnes Griffin, Godfrey Griffin and Thomas Griffin. They where located in Canada, I'm not sure of the ancestry, origin of that side of the family as they are all gone. I don't know anyone on that side of the family other than my siblings and their families. Many descendants across Canada and the lower US.

Katherine Wilmot

I am looking for a Peter Griffin Born in Armagh born C 1829 I have tried on my family sights with no luck ,I hope someone can help Many thanks



Patrick sage Griffin

My name is Patrick Sage Griffin I’m an American from southern Georgia my family has little to nothing on the old country ,only what I know which is I’m mostly Irish and welsh but I don’t know which family I come from any help is appreciated cousins l!!!


Bruce Emery Griffin

Jairo Ramirez

Hello my name is Jairo R. Griffin Borne in Central America Nicaragua living in the USA now. My grat grandfather was borne in the USA and his parents where from Ireland I'm trying to see how far can I trace my last name and family.


Hi my grandmother Marie Blanche Griffin is from County Cork wondering if I still have relatives there

Kelly Griffin

Hi, my father Jeffrey Griffin had his ancestry DNA test done recently and we found out that we originated from Munster, Ireland. We currently live in Queensland Australia

Mark and leanna Griffin

Hi- My name is Mark Henry James Griffin - I am trying to find out where in County Mayo my family originated from and to see if I still have relatives there?


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