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The Gratrix name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in an area that was referred to as the great ridge. Gratrix is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, or in this case a ridge.

Gratrix Early Origins



The surname Gratrix was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat in the north in the vicinity of Ulverston or Furness. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived.

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Gratrix Spelling Variations


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Gratrix Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Gratrix has undergone many spelling variations, including Gratrix, Greatrix, Greatrex, Great-Rex, Greatorix, Greatorex and many more.

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Gratrix Early History


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Gratrix Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gratrix research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1743, 1625, 1675, 1712, 1628, 1683 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Gratrix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gratrix Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gratrix Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gratrix Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gratrix In Ireland


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Gratrix In Ireland



Some of the Gratrix family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gratrix were among those contributors: George, Henry and Lawrence Greatrake settled in Delaware in 1813.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Gratrix Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gratrix 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 17 September 2013 at 09:02.

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