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Griffin households in mid-19th century Ireland

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Griffin households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Antrim 23 Armagh 14
Belfast city 5 Carlow 15
Cavan 9 Clare 167
Cork 144 Cork city 19
Derry 11 Donegal 65
Down 18 Dublin 39
Dublin city 17 Fermanagh 4
Galway 155 Kerry 434
Kildare 13 Kilkenny 48
Laois 13 Leitrim 11
Limerick 115 Limerick city 8
Longford 3 Louth 1
Mayo 63 Meath 20
Monaghan 9 Offaly 4
Roscommon 37 Sligo 6
Tipperary 83 Tyrone 25
Waterford 80 Westmeath 2
Wexford 3 Wicklow 29

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Griffin: Very numerous: all provinces, particularly Munster. Ir. Ó Gríobhtha, gríofach, fierce. A sept of Dál gCais (Clare), also in Kenmare (Kerry). Some confusion with Welsh Griffiths and Griffin which are common in Britain.
Grifín: Griffin, Griffith: ainm Breatnach, Gruffydd, a bhí ag na Briotánaigh a tháinig le Liam Concaire, chomh maith. Tá sé in Éirinn ó aimsir an Ionraidh. Féach Ó Gríobhtha.
MacGraffin: Very rare: Portadown (Armagh).
Ó Gríobhtha: Griffin: an-líonmhar gach aird, sa Mhumhain go speisialta. Dream de chuid Dál gCais a bhí suite ag Díseart in aice le Inis. Bhain an scríbhneoir, Gerald Griffin (1803-1840) leo-san. Bhí clann eile sa Neidín, Ciarraí. Fréamh: gríobh - ainmhí finscéalach (gryphus i Laidin) agus mar leathnú: gaiscíoch. Litriú nua: Ó Gríofa.
Ó Gríobhtha: rare: Galway etc. Ir.Lang. See Griffin.
Ó Gríobhtháin: Griffin: leagan Connachtach d'Ó Gríofa.

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Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Griffen 9
Griffin 1712
McGriffin 2


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Gríobhtháin
Ó Gríobhtha
Greffin
Grifín
Grifen
Griffan
Griffein
Griffine
Griffing
Griffins
Griffion
Griffon
Grifin
Grifing
Gryffen
Gryffin
Gryffing
Gryfin
MacGraffin
McGriffan
O'Griffin
Ó Gríofa


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