7: Griffin Blackwood -New Name (NP)
Consulting Herald Wahriia of St Christina.
Submitter is from St Christina the Astonishing.
Griffin is found in Berkshire in 1583 per Monumental Brass Enscriptions
Griffin is a male given name found nine times between 1581 and 1595 in Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names by Talan Gwynek (
Blackwood - 1538
From `Blakwode' and 'de Blacwode'.
Blackwood is a locative byname found in [Watts] c. 1538 and later, sn. Blackwood Hill.
Can also be found between (1327-1384)
Reany, P. H. & Wilson, R. M. (1995). A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Page 47.
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