Griffith family page
John Griffith and his second wife, Susan Duchone
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Origins of surname
This is an old Welsh surname, which started with the personal name Grippiud, which evolved via Gruffudd and Gruffydd to Griffudd, represented phonetically as Griffith. The exact derivation of the name is uncertain but it is generally agreed to mean 'lord with strong grip' - presumably a noble in control of his territory rather than someone with a firm handshake.
The marriage of Pierre Griffith and Elizabeth Haulins (Huelin?) took place at St Martin in 1751. The next record is the 1793 marriage of Jean and Marie Philippe in St Saviour in 1793, followed byu the baptism of their three children.
Births and baptisms
These wills created by members of the Griffith family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- John Grifith of St Saviour, now of St Helier, desires to be buried in Green Street Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier 1 shilling - 18 March 1875, D/Y/A/38
- Dorothea Griffith, St James Vicarage [St Helier?] - 14 April 1904, D/Y/A/63
- Rosetta Griffiths née Forster, 3 St Mark's Road, St Helier - 2 September 1927, D/Y/A/87
- William Griffiths, of St George's, East London, now of St Helier bequeaths to Coventry Hospital in Warwickshire £25 - 12 February 1883, D/Y/A/43
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