Origins Available: Welsh-Alt
The name Gryffudd is from the rugged landscape of Wales
. It is a Celtic name that was derived from the Welsh
personal names Griffin, Gruffin, or Griffith. These were pet-forms of the Middle Welsh
name Gruffudd, which was borne by many Welsh
princes. The most prominent of these was Griffith ap Cynan, the King of North Wales
and the founder of the first Royal tribe of Wales; he was the eldest son of Rhodri Mawr
, the first recorded King of Wales.
Early Origins of the Gryffudd family
The surname Gryffudd was first found in Chirk, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, descended from the ancient Princes of Wales.
Early History of the Gryffudd family
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Gryffudd Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Griffith, Griffiths, Gryffudd, Gryffuths and others.
Early Notables of the Gryffudd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gryffudd family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Griffith, who settled in St. John's Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1703; Edward and Joe Griffith settled in Virginia in 1635; Griffith Griffiths settled in Virginia in 1663.