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The Granger surname comes from the Anglo-Norman French word "grainger," from the Late Latin "granicarius." It was an occupational name for a farm bailiff, responsible for overseeing the collection of farm rents. In Scotland, the monks who farmed the old abbeys frequently called their farm operations "The Grange." They housed cattle and stored grain at the grange, and around the farmstead was generally a cluster numerous cottages for the laborers and their families. The monk or lay brother in charge was known as "the granger."

Granger Early Origins



The surname Granger was first found in Norfolk, where the first on record was William le grangier, in circa 1100. Other early instances of the name include Reginald le Granger listed in the Feet of Fines Suffolk in 1219; and Walter le Graunger in the Assize Rolls of Bedfordshire of 1247.

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Granger Spelling Variations


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Granger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grainger, Granger and others.

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Granger Early History


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Granger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Granger research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1200, 1296, 1303, and 1723 are included under the topic Early Granger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Granger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Granger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Granger In Ireland


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Granger In Ireland



Some of the Granger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Granger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Niccolas Granger, who landed in Virginia in 1618
  • Steven Granger, who landed in New England in 1637
  • Thomas Granger, who landed in New England in 1637
  • Grace Granger settled in New England in 1637
  • Launcelot Granger, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1648
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Granger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Granger, aged 29, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Samuel Granger, who arrived in New England in 1720
  • Pierre Granger, who arrived in Maryland in 1763
  • Magdelaine Granger, who arrived in Connecticut in 1763
  • Margueritte Granger, who landed in Connecticut in 1763
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Granger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E Granger, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • William Granger, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • John Granger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

Granger Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Laurent Granger, who was married in Port-Royal, Quebec in 1667
  • Catherine Granger married in Quebec in 1673
  • Claude Granger worked in Port-Royal in 1686
  • Pierre Granger married in Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia in 1693

Granger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ann Granger, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mrs. Sarah Granger U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Granger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Granger, who landed in Canada in 1820
  • Allen M Granger, who landed in Canada in 1828

Granger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Granger, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • George Granger (aged 27), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

Granger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Granger arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Mary Granger arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Granger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Granger (post 1700)



  • Frank B. Granger, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932
  • Frank M. Granger, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 12th District, 1954
  • George C. Granger, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1871
  • George L. Granger, American politician, Village President of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 1883-84
  • George L. Granger Jr., American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1948
  • Gideon Granger (1767-1822), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1792-1801; U.S. Postmaster General, 1801-14; Member of New York State Senate Western District, 1819-21
  • Gina Gray Granger, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000
  • Henry G. Granger, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Quibdo, 1905
  • Hezekiah L. Granger, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County, 1814-15
  • Joseph Granger, American Republican politician, Mayor of Calais, Maine, 1862-63
  • ... (Another 42 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Granger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Granger 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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