Grange History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Grange comes from when the family resided in a region called the Grange which were farms that belonged to the old abbeys. These farms were attended by monks who carried out their agricultural activities, and where the grain and cattle were held. The name was derived from the Middle English and Old French word grange which meant "granary" or "barn."

Early Origins of the Grange family

The surname Grange was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Wolsingham from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Grange family

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Grange Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Grange has been recorded under many different variations, including Grange, Grainge, Greinge, Graynge and others.

Early Notables of the Grange family (pre 1700)

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Grange migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Grange or a variant listed above:

Grange Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Grange, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • William Grange, who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Arnoldus DeLa Grange, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1750 [1]
  • John Grange, who arrived in Maryland in 1667 [1]
  • Matthew Grange, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Grange Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Grange, who landed in Maryland in 1763 [1]
  • Francoise Grange, who arrived in Maryland in 1763 [1]
  • Jean Baptiste Grange, who landed in Maryland in 1763 [1]
  • Anastazie Grange, who arrived in Maryland in 1763 [1]
  • Maturain Grange, aged 18, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Grange Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Grange, who landed in New York in 1830 [1]
  • William Grange, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1847

Grange migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grange Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Grange, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Grange migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Grange Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Edward Grange, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]
  • Christopher Grange, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Spartan" in 1849 [3]

Grange migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Grange Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Jerome Grange, aged 33, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mr. Thomas Grange, (b. 1858), aged 9 months, Scottish settler from Lanark travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1859 [4]
  • Mr. James J. Grange, (b. 1857), aged 2 years 6 months, Scottish settler from Lanark travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1859 [4]
  • Mr. Thomas Grange, (b. 1830), aged 29, Scottish engineer from Lanark travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1859 [4]
  • Mrs. Jane Grange, (b. 1832), aged 27, Scottish settler from Lanark travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1859 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Grange (post 1700)

  • Harold Edward "Red" Grange (1903-1991), nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost" and "The Galloping Red Ghost," an American college and NFL football halfback, inducted into both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • David L. Grange (b. 1947), retired United States Army Brigadier General
  • David E. Grange Jr. (b. 1925), American Lieutenant General, recipient of Silver Stars (3), Legion of Merit (2), Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldier's Medal, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman Badge (3)
  • Robert de la Grange, known by his stage name Rob Grange, an American rock bass guitarist, best known for his work with Ted Nugent
  • Russell D. Grange (b. 1921), American politician, Mayor of Provo, Utah, 1974-77 [5]
  • George Grange, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1900, 1901 [5]
  • Wayne La Grange, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1930 [6]
  • Artcher La Grange, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 1st District, 1892 [6]
  • Philip Grange (b. 1956), English composer, known for his work for the BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Samuel George McDougall Grange, Canadian judge at the Ontario Court of Appeal
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SPARTAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Spartan.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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