Gram History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient and distinguished German surname Gram is of several possible origins. Firstly, it is derived from the Middle High German word "gram," meaning "angry, annoyed." In this case, the name would have been bestowed on the progenitor as a nickname. Alternatively, the surname may be derived from a place name; there is a town in Bavaria called Grämling, and a town in Schleswig called Gramm.

Early Origins of the Gram family

The surname Gram was first found in Swabia, where the oldest known documents of its written history have been found; however, the origins of the name make it likely that several branches of the Gram family emerged independently in different regions during the Middle Ages. The first recorded bearer of the name was Berhtolt der Grammer, who lived in Rottweil, Swabia in 1282. The branches of the young Gram family were instrumental during this early period, and each contributed greatly to the development of the medieval society of its particular region.

Important Dates for the Gram family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gram research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1293, 1333, 1530, 1710, 1853, 1938, 1865 and 1942 are included under the topic Early Gram History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gram Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gramm, Gram, Gramlin, Gramling, Gremling, Gremlinger, Gramlinger and many more.

Early Notables of the Gram family (pre 1700)

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Gram migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gram Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nitlaus Gram, who landed in America in 1732 [1]
  • Friedrich Gram, who arrived in America in 1732 [1]
  • Peter Gram, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Gram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Gram, aged 23, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]
  • Johann August Gram, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Johann Karl Gram, aged 29, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • Johann Gram, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gram (post 1700)

  • N. C. Gram, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Dyrefjord, 1898 [2]
  • Koyne V. Gram, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Saigon, 1926; Rangoon, 1927; Colombo, 1929 [2]
  • C. H. Gram, American Republican politician, Oregon commissioner of labor, 1919-43 [2]
  • Hans Christian Joachim Gram (1853-1938), Danish bacteriologist
  • Jason Gram (b. 1984), Australian rules footballer
  • Gram Parsons (1946-1973), American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist, best known for his work with the International Submarine Band, The Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers, posthumously warded the Americana Music Association "President's Award" for 2003
  • Gram LeBron (b. 1973), American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist
  • Gram Parson (1946-1973), American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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