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The ancient and distinguished German surname Grammen 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.

Grammen Early Origins



The surname Grammen 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 Grammen 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 Grammen 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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Grammen Spelling Variations


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Grammen Spelling Variations



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

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Grammen Early History


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Grammen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grammen 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 Grammen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grammen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grammen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grammen 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 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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Grammen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grammen 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 8 October 2014 at 15:42.

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