Grindell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Grindell is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived at the chapelry of Grindall in the parish of Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Grindell family

The surname Grindell was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Grindell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grindell research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1519 and 1583 are included under the topic Early Grindell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grindell Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Grindell has been spelled many different ways, including Grindall, Grindal, Grindle, Grindell, Grindel and others.

Early Notables of the Grindell family (pre 1700)

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Grindell migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Grindell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Richard Grindell, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [1]

Grindell migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Grindell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Grindell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Look-in

Contemporary Notables of the name Grindell (post 1700)

  • Thomas F. Grindell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1900 [2]

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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, July 22) . Retrieved from
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