What does the name Griffiths mean?
The Griffiths surname is Welsh in origin, and is thought to come from the Old Welsh 'Griphiud'. As with many names in Wales, Griffiths is patronymic and became established in the 1500s as surnames became widespread in the country. The surname Griffiths would have been given to those who were the son or descendant of Griffith/Gruffyd.
The earliest occurrence of the Griffiths surname in our family history documents is from 1470, and we currently have 1,558,021 records where Griffiths appears.
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Typical jobs for Griffithses
Hard-working people, the Griffithses. 2879 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Griffithses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Griffiths in Glamorganshire.
Griffithses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Griffithses were angels, apparently. We found 3084 in criminal records.
Griffithses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 3499 Griffithses served in the First World War.