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Early Origins of the Grayshon family
The surname Grayshon was first found in Yorkshire
, where the name first appeared in the early 14th century. The name Grayshon is an unusual combination of an occupational
name and a patronymic
. The suffix indicates that it identifies the bearer by his father. Most patronymics refer to the father's first name, such as "Johnson." This name however, refers to the father's occupation
, coming from the old Norse word "greifi," meaning "steward." The name Grayshon therefore, was given to the son of a steward.
Early History of the Grayshon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grayshon research.Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1332, 1381, and 1426 are included under the topic Early Grayshon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Grayshon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Graveson, Grayson, Grason, Grayshan, Grayshon, Gration, Graveston, Grayston, Graystone, Graiveson, Grayfson and many more.
Early Notables of the Grayshon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grayshon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Grayson, who came to Virginia in 1754; John Grayson, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1730; Anthony Grayson, who was naturalized in New York in 1806.