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The origins of the Grasse name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Lincolnshire.

Grasse Early Origins



The surname Grasse was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Grasse Spelling Variations


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Grasse Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Grasse were recorded, including Crass, Crassus, Cras, Craas, Crace, Craise, Craze, Grass, Grasse, Gras and many more.

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Grasse Early History


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Grasse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grasse research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1130, 1203, 1273, 1277, 1379, and 1698 are included under the topic Early Grasse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grasse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grasse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grasse 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Grasse family emigrate to North America:

Grasse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Grasse settled in Philadelphia in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grasse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grasse (post 1700)



  • John Grasse, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Alaska, 1966
  • Harvey Grasse, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Door and Kewaunee counties, 1956, 1958

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Grasse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grasse 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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