If you are conducting some Griffin family history research then you can view the Griffin coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Griffin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
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 is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Griffin||Symbol of Bravery and Vigilance|
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