Griffith (surname)

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Griffith (surname)
Notable members Mary, Rachael, Elisha, Benjamin, Elizabeth, John, Alfred, Evan (?), and Rebecca (?) Griffith
Name origin and meaning Welsh, composed of the words 'griff' (originally 'grudd,' meaning 'strong grip') and 'ith' (originally 'udd,' meaning 'chief' or 'lord')

Name Meaning & Origin

Cemetery records

  • Wayne Co, OH Grave Registration Cards for the Griffith and Haverstock veterans buried in Wayne Co, OH

Census records

• 1865 Illinois State Census for Elisha Griffith in Bond Co, IL • 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 US Census for Charles Haverstock Griffith in Bond Co, IL • 1860, 1870 and 1880 US Census for Edward Trigo/Trego in Crawford Co, IL and Johnson Co, MO

  • I am still not sure of the relationship between Mary Griffith and the two young teens (Elizabeth and Rachael) residing with her in the 1850 US Census. I am only guessing Mary is a grandmother. It is possible she is related differently. I am hoping that some additional answers may be discovered for you in Bond Co, IL.

Land records

  • Wayne County, Ohio Land Deeds involving Benjamin Griffith and Elisha Griffith

• Wayne County, Ohio Land Deed for Elizabeth Griffith, brother to John Griffith and daughter to Evan and Rebecca Griffith. I believe this is a collateral line to Mary Griffith, possible grandmother to Elisabeth and Rachael Griffith.

Tax list records

Vital records



  • Wayne County, OH Burial Records for the Griffith family


  • Ohio Death Certificate for Rachel Griffith Huston



  • Wayne County, OH Marriage Index for the Griffith and Haverstock/Hoverstock families
  • Marriage record for Elisha Griffin and Nancy Crane in Stark Co, OH

Wills and Estates

  • Will abstracts for Benjamin Griffith, John Griffith, Alfred Griffith, Tobias Haverstock, and Archibald Haverstock
  • The Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Griffith Deceased