Richard John Griffin

10 June 1880–31 May 1953 (Age 72)
Yacka, South Australia, Australia

The Life of Richard John

Richard John Griffin was born on 10 June 1880, in Yacka, South Australia, Australia. He died on 31 May 1953, in Eastwood, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 72.

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Richard John Griffin
Ethel May Tully

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World Events (3)


Age 12

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 21

First Federal election.

Age 21

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

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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