John Howard Griffin

29 October 1784–17 January 1785
Hampton, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John Howard

When John Howard Griffin was born on 29 October 1784, in Hampton, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Benjamin Griffin, was 30 and his mother, Chloe Howard, was 29. He died on 17 January 1785, in his hometown, at the age of 0.

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Benjamin Griffin
Chloe Howard
Clarinda Griffin
Molly Griffin
Benjamin Griffin
Sarah Griffin
John Howard Griffin

Parents and Siblings


    Chloe Howard




Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • John Howard Griffin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John H. Griffin, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • John Howard Griffin, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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