Griffin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Griffin Family History

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.

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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