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This ancient Welsh surname derives from the Old Welsh personal name "Grippiud", which gradually developed into "Griffudd", and "Gruffudd", and the early standard form "Gruffydd". The normal pronunciation of the name in South Wales became "Griffidd", and those medieval scribes who were not Welsh generally wrote "Griffith", as being the closest phonetic spelling within their writing system. This form, Griffith, and Griffiths the patronymic came to be used almost universally, as forename and surname, throughout Wales. The first element of the name, "Griff", is of uncertain origin, but is thought to mean "strong grip", with "(i)udd" the second element meaning "chief, lord"...

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Harry Griffiths

I want to know my origins. I’m a tribalist, I wish that one day in the future, there is a place where those who do not forget the ways of the past can mix it with technology, like in the game Horizon Zero Dawn. Imagine a place where we live simple lives, no nations that run by corrupt people. I’m not an extremist, I only want to be who I am and I feel that the first step is to know where I came from.


Hello fellow Griffiths, I am Ronelle from Cape Town South Africa, I am trying to find out more about my father's side of the family. I never really knew my father, he left when I was 2 years old after being married to my mother for 21 years. He in turn did not really know his father either, I don't even have a name of my grandfather. Is there someone willing to help me find out more about him. My father was Walter George (Wally) Griffiths, bright red hair, sky blue eyes, I would really love to know more about the Griffiths family name, any information is much appreciated and welcomed.

Cathy Griffiths

Hello Griffiths Family. I would like to meet you. I am a Griffiths in Louisiana, USA. I don't know who the 1 Griffiths listed in Louisiana but I would like to know. I look forward to meeting you. Cheers, Cathy Griffiths

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