Grason History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Grason family

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.

Important Dates for the Grason family

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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.

Early Notables of the Grason family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Grason family

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.

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 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from
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