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The Grainger surname comes from the Anglo-Norman French word "grainger," from the Late Latin "granicarius." It was an occupational name for a farm bailiff, responsible for overseeing the collection of farm rents. In Scotland, the monks who farmed the old abbeys frequently called their farm operations "The Grange." They housed cattle and stored grain at the grange, and around the farmstead was generally a cluster numerous cottages for the laborers and their families. The monk or lay brother in charge was known as "the granger."

Grainger Early Origins



The surname Grainger was first found in Norfolk, where the first on record was William le grangier, in circa 1100. Other early instances of the name include Reginald le Granger listed in the Feet of Fines Suffolk in 1219; and Walter le Graunger in the Assize Rolls of Bedfordshire of 1247.

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Grainger Spelling Variations


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Grainger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grainger, Granger and others.

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Grainger Early History


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Grainger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grainger research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1200, 1296, 1303, and 1723 are included under the topic Early Grainger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grainger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grainger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Grainger In Ireland


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Grainger In Ireland



Some of the Grainger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words (9 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:

Grainger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Grainger settled in Virginia in 1639
  • Hen Grainger, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • William Grainger, who arrived in Maryland in 1651
  • Edward Grainger, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • Mary Grainger settled in Jamaica in 1685
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grainger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Grainger settled in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • John Grainger, who arrived in New York in 1796

Grainger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Grainger, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Grainger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Grainger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fama" in 1841 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAMA 1841. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1841Fama.gif
  • Ann Grainger, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • John Grainger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Derwent" in 1849
  • Patrick Grainger, aged 34, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

Grainger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Grainger, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • Hannah Grainger, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • Mary A. Grainger, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • C. D. Grainger arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wyvern" in 1856
  • E. Grainger arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grainger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grainger (post 1700)



  • Rufus Grainger, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Suffield, 1829
  • Jesse W. Grainger, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Lenoir County, 1885-86; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1896
  • F. Reed Grainger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1944
  • Charles F. Grainger (1854-1923), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, 1901-05; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1904
  • Chris Grainger (b. 1971), American music producer and songwriter
  • Martin Grainger (b. 1972), English football player
  • Natalie Grainger (b. 1977), English professional squash player
  • Gail Grainger (b. 1954), English actress
  • Daniel Grainger (b. 1986), English footballer
  • Colin Grainger (b. 1933), English footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Grainger Historic Events


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Grainger Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Robert Grainger, English Waiter from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAMA 1841. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1841Fama.gif
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Grainger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grainger 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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