During the Middle Ages, the surname of Grennye was used in France. While the
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France.
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Grennye family, adopted the name of their
as their surname. However, an
name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Grennye derives from the Old French word "grenier" and was an occupational name for a worker at a mill or granary.
The surname Grennye was first found in Ile-de-France in the seigneurie of where they have held a
since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grennye research.Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1252, 1450, 1564, 1585, 1619, 1664, 1700, 1711, 1740, 1811, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Grennye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Grenier, Grenie, Grenyer, Grenye, Greniait, Greniai, Greniaie, Greniay, Greniez, Grenyait, Grenyai, Grenyaie, Grenyay, Grenyez, Chenier, Chenie, Chenyer, Chenye, Cheniait, Cheniai, Cheniaie, Cheniay, Cheniez, Chenyait, Chenyai, Chenyaie, Chenyay, Chenyez, Grennier, Grennie, Grennyer, Grennye, Grenniait, Grenniai, Grenniaie, Grenniay, Grenniez, Grennyait, Grennyai, Grennyaie, Grennyay, Grennyez, Chennier, Chennie, Chennyer, Chennyer, Chenniait, Chenniai, Chenniaie, Cheniay, Chenniez, Chennyait, Chennyai, chennyaie, Chennyay and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Grenier who settled in Georgia; Antoine Grenier who settled with his wife in Virginia in 1621; Juan Grenier, aged 48; settled in New Orleans in 1823.