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Gradin Early Origins



The surname Gradin was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland in the lands of Graden near Coldstream.

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Gradin Spelling Variations


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Gradin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Graden, Graiden, Graidin, Grayden, Greyden and others.

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Gradin Early History


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Gradin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gradin research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1288, 1296, 1650, 1704 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Gradin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gradin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gradin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gradin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gradin In Ireland


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Gradin In Ireland



Some of the Gradin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gradin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bawd Gradin, who arrived in Virginia in 1637

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gradin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gradin (post 1700)



  • Peter Olof Gradin (b. 1958), Swedish hockey player who played for the Swedish national team and won a bronze medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics
  • Thomas Kjell Gradin (b. 1956), Swedish Associate Head Scout for the Vancouver Canucks
  • Anita Gradin (b. 1933), Swedish politician politician and former Ambassador, Swedish European Commissioner (1995-1999)
  • Isabelino Gradín (1897-1944), Uruguayan footballer and athlete

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ad escam et usum
Motto Translation: For food and use.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. 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. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Gradin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gradin 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 11 August 2015 at 08:14.

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