Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The name comes from the Norman given name Reginald or Regenweald, meaning brave councilor, which is an alteration of the Old French name Reinold.
Early Origins of the Grannan family
Somerset where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Early records of the name mention Willemus filius Raunaldi who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. Walter Reynolds (died 1327) was Bishop of Worcester, Archbishop of Canterbury (1313–1327), Lord High Treasurer and Lord Chancellor.
Early History of the Grannan family
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Grannan Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Reynell, Reynolds, Reynold, Reynalds, Reynell, Renaud, Renaut, Renouf, Rennard, Renals, Rennell, Rennels and many more.
Early Notables of the Grannan family (pre 1700)
(c. 1588-c. 1655), an English merchant and writer from Exeter, produced a series of...
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Migration of the Grannan family to Ireland
Some of the Grannan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Grannan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grannan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Grannan (post 1700)
The Grannan Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Jus meum tuebor
Motto Translation: I will defend my right.
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