Grainge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Grainge surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in a Grange which were farms that belonged to the old abbeys. These farms were attended by monks who carried out their agricultural activities, and where the grain and cattle were held. The name was derived from the Middle English and Old French word grange which meant "granary" or "barn." [1]

The Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae notes that William de Grandeis of Normandy 1198 held lands there at that time, so the name could have originated in Normandy too. [2]

Early Origins of the Grainge family

The surname Grainge was first found in Essex where William de la Graunge was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1275. A few years later, Laurence atte Grange was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. [3]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Johannes attes Prious, et Alicia uxor ejus, fermour del graunge; Johannes del Grange; Simon del Graunge; Alicia del Graunge; and Gregorius del Grange. [4]

Early History of the Grainge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grainge research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1568 and 1577 are included under the topic Early Grainge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grainge Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Grainge include Grange, Grainge, Greinge, Graynge and others.

Early Notables of the Grainge family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grainge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Grainge migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Grainge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Grainge, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [5]

Canada Grainge migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grainge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Grainge U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 284 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [6]
  • Mr. Thomas Grainge U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 275 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [6]
  • Mrs. Ann Grainge U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 320 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [6]
  • Mrs. Jane Grainge U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 324 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [6]
  • Miss Hannah Grainge U.E. (b. 1771), aged 12 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 334 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [6]


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ 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


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