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The ancient and distinguished German surname Grams 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.

Grams Early Origins



The surname Grams 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 Grams 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 Grams 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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Grams Spelling Variations


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Grams Spelling Variations



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

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Grams Early History


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Grams Early History



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

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Grams Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grams Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Grams Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friederich Grams, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773

Grams Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Grams, who arrived in Maryland in 1842
  • Pete Grams, aged 36, landed in Nebraska in 1880
  • Whilmena Grams, aged 36, arrived in Nebraska in 1880
  • Anni Grams, aged 8, arrived in Nebraska in 1880
  • Caroline Grams, aged 14, landed in Nebraska in 1880
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grams (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grams (post 1700)



  • Martin Grams Jr. (b. 1977), American award winning radio historian
  • Rodney Dwight "Rod" Grams (1948-2013), American politician, United States Senator from Minnesota (1995-2001)
  • Rodney Dwight Grams (1948-2013), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Minnesota 6th District, 1993-95; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1995-2001; Defeated, 2000
  • James Grams, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984
  • Oleg Grams (b. 1984), Russian handball player at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Grams Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grams 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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