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Grason Early Origins



The surname Grason was first found in Yorkshire, where the name first appeared in the early 14th century. The name Grason is an unusual combination of an occupational name and a patronymic. The suffix indicates that it identifies the bearer by his father. Most patronymics refer to the father's first name, such as "Johnson." This name however, refers to the father's occupation, coming from the old Norse word "greifi," meaning "steward." The name Grason therefore, was given to the son of a steward.

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Grason Spelling Variations


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Grason Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Graveson, Grayson, Grason, Grayshan, Grayshon, Gration, Graveston, Grayston, Graystone, Graiveson, Grayfson and many more.

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Grason Early History


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Grason Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grason research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1332, 1381, and 1426 are included under the topic Early Grason History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grason Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grason Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grason 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: Thomas Grayson, who came to Virginia in 1754; John Grayson, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1730; Anthony Grayson, who was naturalized in New York in 1806.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grason (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grason (post 1700)



  • William Grason (1788-1868), American politician, 25th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States from 1839 to 1842
  • William Grason (1788-1868), American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1828-29, 1837; Governor of Maryland, 1839-42; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1852-53

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Grason Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Grason Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grason 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2015 at 15:33.

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