Griffin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Griffin Family History


Griffin Family History


The majority of descendants who bear this name descend not only from Welsh setlers who arrived into the country in the seventeenth century but also from the native Gaelic O'Griobtha Sept. Ballygriffin in County Kerry was the home of one of the Septs while others were located in Counties Limerick and Clare.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Griffin Coat of Arms


Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Griffin Symbol of Bravery and Vigilance

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