| Background: Griphiud is the old Welsh form of this name, “iud,” meaning chief. We also note in 1392 Gruffydd ap Madog Vnyon. Although there are now many families with this name the armorial bearings illustrated represent one only. One very ancient family Griffiths derive from one of the most distinguished lines in Cambrian genealogy.
Variations: Griff, Griffith, Griffiths, Griffeth, Griffeths, Griffin, Griffins
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