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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. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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 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.

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