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Origins Available: English, Scottish
Where did the Scottish Gration family come from? What is the Scottish Gration family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gration family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gration family history?The chronicles of the Gration family indicate that the name was first used by the Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from Grier, a pet form of the given name Gregory, which means watchful.
It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Gration has been spelled Grierson, Greson, Greyson, Grayson, Greirson and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gration research. Another 192 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1411, 1547, 1590, 1657, and 1733 are included under the topic Early Gration History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gration Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Gration family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 226 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:
Gration Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Hoc securior
Motto Translation: Safer by this.
The Gration Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gration Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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