When Nathaniel Griffin was born on 23 August 1748, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ebenezer Griffin, was 43 and his mother, Hannah Chandler, was 35. He died on 7 September 1754, in Hampton, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 6.
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’.