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Goundray is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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.

Goundray Early Origins



The surname Goundray was first found in North England, where the family held a family seat from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was Aicusa filia Grundi, who was recorded in Yorkshire in 1204.

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Goundray Spelling Variations


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Goundray Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Goundray have been found, including Grundy, Grundie, Ground, Grounds, Groundey and others.

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Goundray Early History


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Goundray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goundray research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1711, 1729, 1782, 1843, 1824 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Goundray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Goundray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goundray Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goundray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Goundray, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : John Grundy, who settled in Virginia in 1635; James Grundy, who came to Barbados in 1681; George Grundy, who was naturalized in Norfolk, Virginia in 1793.

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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Goundray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goundray 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 February 2013 at 10:35.

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