Griffith (surname)

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Family name
Meaning "strong lord"
Region of origin Wales
Related names Gruffydd, Griffiths, Griffin

Griffith is a surname of Welsh origin which derives from the given name Gruffudd. The prefix Griff (originally Gruff) may mean "strong grip" and the suffix, udd, means "chief"/"lord". The earliest recorded example of the surname was "Gryffyth" in 1295,[1] but the given name is older. People with the surname or its variants include:

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  1. ^ "Surname: Griffith". 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-07.