Scottish Highlands Origin

Thanks to Y-DNA analysis and historical documents, the origin of those Griffin families, whose traditional homeland is broadly centered around Castlemaine, County Kerry, Ireland, has been uncovered.  Y-DNA analysis has shown that our Griffin ancestor(s) left the Scottish Highlands during the Middle Ages, before the 17th century and historical documents show that in 1601, men with the surname Griffin  were serving under Owen O'Sullivan Mór, Lord of Dunkerron, in locations just west of Castlemaine.  See our Y-DNA Analysis  and our Historical Documents page for more information.