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The distinguished Graham family, which is thoroughly woven into the intricate tapestry of Scottish history, finds its origin with the proud Norman people. The name comes from the place Grantham in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Graham.

Graham Early Origins



The surname Graham was first found in Midlothian, where they settled after accompanying Earl David of Huntingdon into Scotland during the 12th century. In 1128, King David I granted the lands of Abercorn and Dalkeith to William de Graham, who is the first recorded member of the Graham Clan in Scotland and was witness to several royal charters. Henry de Graham inherited the estates of his father-in-law in Eskdale in 1243. Sir John de Grahame was a faithful companion of the Scottish patriot Sir William Wallace and was killed at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298.

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Graham Spelling Variations


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Graham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Graham, Grahame, Graeme, Grame, Greumach (Gaelic), Montross and many more.

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Graham Early History


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Graham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graham research. Another 843 words (60 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1128, 1237, 1298, 1488, 1427, 1707, 1450, 1603, 1715, 1745, 1782, 1464, 1513, 1505, 1548, 1608, 1612, 1650, 1648, 1689, 1648, 1695, 1634, 1694, 1702, 1680, 1689 and are included under the topic Early Graham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Graham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Graham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was William Graham, 4th Lord Graham (1464-1513), who became the Earl of Montrose in 1505; John Graham (1548-1608), 3rd Earl of Montrose was the Chancellor of the University of St Andrews; James Graham (1612-1650), 5th Earl and 1st Marquess of Montrose, a Scottish general...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Graham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Graham In Ireland


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Graham In Ireland



Some of the Graham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 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:

Graham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ant Graham who settled in Virginia in 1651
  • And Graham, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Donell Graham, who landed in Virginia in 1655
  • Elizabeth Graham, who landed in Maryland in 1676
  • Jane Graham, who landed in Maryland in 1677
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Graham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Graham, who landed in New England in 1719
  • Jo Graham settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Catharine Graham, who arrived in New York, NY in 1738
  • Eliz Graham, who arrived in New York in 1738
  • Angus Graham, who arrived in New York in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Graham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James W Graham, who landed in New York in 1801
  • Alexander Graham, aged 34, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Humphry Graham, aged 50, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Gilbert Graham, who landed in America in 1804
  • Joanna Graham, who landed in America in 1805
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Graham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Augustine Graham, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Donald Graham, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Donald Graham, who arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Mr. Mires Graham U.E. (b. 1764) who arrived at Annapolis Royal, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia c. 1782 he died in 1833 in Centreville, Digby County, Nova Scotia, married to Anna Waggoner they had 4 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Oliver Graham U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Graham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Graham, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814
  • Elizabeth Graham, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1821
  • Duncan Graham, who arrived in Canada in 1832
  • Sarah Graham, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • Catherine Graham, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Quintin Leitch" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Graham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Graham, a cabinet-maker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Graham, a weaver, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Thomas Graham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Peter Graham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Alice Brooks" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALICE BROOKS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AliceBrooks.gif
  • Peter Graham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Graham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Graham landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • David Graham landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Graham landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • W S Graham landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Agnes Graham, aged 36, a sempstress, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Graham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Graham (post 1700)



  • Katharine Meyer Graham (1917-2001), American publisher of The Washington Post; her memoir, Personal History, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 and she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Martha Graham (1894-1991), American dancer, choreographer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • David Graham (1924-2015), American casting director, perhaps best known for his work on Three's Company (1977), Purple Rain (1984) and The Turning Point (1977)
  • Elizabeth Jennings Graham (1827-1901), African-American civil rights figure who insisted on her right to ride on a New York City streetcar in 1854, leading to the desegregation of New York City transit systems
  • Brigadier-General Roy Charles Lemach Graham (1892-1980), American Assistant Chief of Staff US Army Forces Pacific (1946)
  • Jorie Graham (b. 1950), American poet awarded the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • Frank Porter Graham (1886-1972), U.S. Senator from North Carolina, President of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • William Graham (b. 1937), American Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator of NASA during 1985 and 1986
  • Bette Claire Nesmith Graham (1924-1980), (née McMurray) American inventor of Liquid Paper in 1951
  • Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936), Scottish author and politician
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Graham Historic Events


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Graham Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Thomas Lyle Graham (b. 1958), American Specialist 4th Class from Jacksonville, Florida, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Mr. Kelly O Graham (b. 1966), American Specialist 4th Class from San Jose, California, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Graham (1868-1914), née Humphreys British First Class Passenger returning from Hong Kong, China who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Walter Graham (1859-1914), British First Class Passenger returning from Hong Kong, China who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Francis  Graham (1892-1917), Canadian Ironworker at Halifax Graving Dock from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Florence  Graham (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. George Albert Graham (1920-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Belmore, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Donald Graham (b. 1916), English Supply Assistant serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Marcus Graham, British Lieutenant, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. William Graham, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Alastair Kennedy Douglas Graham, British Midshipman Paymaster, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Thomas Graham, British Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Gordon Graham, American 3rd Class passenger from San Francisco, California, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas G. Graham, aged 28, Irish Fireman/Stoker from Belfast, Ireland who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking
  • Mrs. Edith Ware Graham, (née Junkins), aged 59, American First Class passenger from Greenwich, Connecticut who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 3
  • Miss Margaret Edith Graham, aged 19, American First Class passenger from Greenwich, Connecticut who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 3
  • Mr. George Edward Graham (d. 1912), aged 38, Canadian First Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Suggested Readings for the name Graham


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Suggested Readings for the name Graham



  • The Gallant Grahams of America by Joe C. Graham.
  • Grahams of Noble Heritage: And Descendants [Scotland, England and America]: Descendants of Robert II [Stuart] 1316-1390 King of Scotland: Graham Family History, 1128-1990 by Joe C. Graham.

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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: Ne oublie
Motto Translation: Do not forget.


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Graham Clan Badge


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Graham Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Graham
Aerth, Ailardice, Ailardise, Ailardyce, Ailardyse, Ailerdes, Ailerdice, Ailerdise, Ailerdyce, Ailerdyse, Aillardice, Aillardise, Aillardyce, Aillardyse, Aillerdes, Aillerdice, Aillerdise, Aillerdyce, Aillerdyse, Airth, Airthe, Alardice, Alardise, Alardyce, Alardyse, Aldardice, Aldardyce, Aldardyse, Alderdice, Alderdise, Alderdyce, Alderdyse, Aldine, Alding, Aldink, Alerdash, Alerdes, Alerdice, Alerdise, Alerdyce, Alerdyse, Alirdasse, Allardes, Allardice, Allardise, Allardyce, Allardyse, Alldardice, Alldardyce, Alldardyse and more.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALICE BROOKS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AliceBrooks.gif
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  5. 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).
  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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Graham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Graham 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.

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