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Where did the English Grundy family come from? What is the English Grundy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Grundy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Grundy family history?The name Grundy has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from Gundred and variants such as Grundy and Gundreda. The personal name Gundred is an old Germanic name which meant "battle ruler," and became common in England in the centuries following the Norman Conquest as a new wave of immigration from continental Europe swept England. Over time it has dwindled in popularity and today it is almost unheard of.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Grundy include Grundy, Grundie, Ground, Grounds, Groundey and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grundy research. Another 115 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1711, 1729, 1782, 1843, 1824 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Grundy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 69 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grundy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Grundy Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Grundy Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Grundy Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Grundy Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Grundy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grundy 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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