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The ancient and distinguished German surname Gramling is of several possible origins. Firstly, it is derived from the Middle High German word "gram," meaning "angry, annoyed." In this case, the name would have been bestowed on the progenitor as a nickname. Alternatively, the surname may be derived from a place name; there is a town in Bavaria called Grämling, and a town in Schleswig called Gramm.

Gramling Early Origins



The surname Gramling was first found in Swabia, where the oldest known documents of its written history have been found; however, the origins of the name make it likely that several branches of the Gramling family emerged independently in different regions during the Middle Ages. The first recorded bearer of the name was Berhtolt der Grammer, who lived in Rottweil, Swabia in 1282. The branches of the young Gramling family were instrumental during this early period, and each contributed greatly to the development of the medieval society of its particular region.

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Gramling Spelling Variations


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Gramling Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gramm, Gram, Gramlin, Gramling, Gremling, Gremlinger, Gramlinger and many more.

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Gramling Early History


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Gramling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gramling research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1293, 1333, 1530, 1710, 1853, 1938, 1865 and 1942 are included under the topic Early Gramling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gramling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gramling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gramling Notables 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:

Gramling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Gramling, who arrived in Arkansas in 1872
  • John C Gramling, who arrived in Arkansas in 1874
  • Christian Ludwig Gramling, who landed in Arkansas in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gramling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gramling (post 1700)



  • Robert J. Gramling, American political candidate for the Wisconsin state assembly from Waukesha County 1st District, 1938
  • Robert J. Gramling, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Waukesha County 1st District, 1938
  • Oliver Gramling (1905-1992), American journalist who worked for The Associated Press for more than 40 years, author of "AP: The Story of News," a best-selling account of the organization's history, eponym of the Oliver S. Gramling Award

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Gramling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gramling 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 1 October 2016 at 14:25.

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