The ancient and distinguished German surname Grammare 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.
Early Origins of the Grammare family
The surname Grammare 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 Grammare 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 Grammare family were instrumental during this early period, and each contributed greatly to the development of the medieval society of its particular region.
Early History of the Grammare family
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Grammare Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gramm, Gram, Gramlin, Gramling, Gremling, Gremlinger, Gramlinger and many more.
Early Notables of the Grammare family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grammare family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Conrad Gramm, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1767; Gottlieb Christopher Grammer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1807; Conrad Gramme and his wife Theresa Ludeke, who immigrated to Texas in 1846 with their four children, Lewis
Gram, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1857.