Descendants of John Griggs
John Griggs was born in 1436 in Somerton, Suffolk, England--about 100 miles northeast of London. According to "Muskett's Suffolk Memorial Families," he is the earliest person known to have used the name Griggs, and we have been able to develop a direct link to him through our Griggs Family Tree.
Three fourth-generation descendants of John Griggs--namely, Thomas, George and Stephen--emigrated to the U.S. in 1639, less than 20 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. The five siblings of the three sons are believed to have remained in England. Our branch of the Griggs Family Tree descended from Thomas.
Created 15 December 2015 with RootsMagic Genealogy Software