Graindorge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Graindorge family
The surname Graindorge was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Graindorge family
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Graindorge Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Grandage, Grandridge, Grandorge, Graindorge, Grendidge, Grandige, Graindidge, Grantridge, Graintridge, Crandridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Graindorge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Graindorge family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Graindorge (post 1700)
- Jean François Graindorge, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
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