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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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