John Howard Griffin

Male29 October 1784–17 January 1785

Brief Life History 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

Sources (4)

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

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Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Gruffin, Griffin, a pet form of Middle Welsh Gruffudd. In the Welsh border counties this name was introduced directly from Welsh, and in the eastern counties of England by Bretons from France who came over with the Norman conquest.

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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