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Grau Early Origins



The surname Grau was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France but one of the first records of the name was found in England where William le Gros (died 1179) was the Count of Aumale (Earl of Albemarle), Earl of York, and Lord of Holderness.

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Grau Spelling Variations


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Grau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gros, Graux, Graulx, Grot, Graut, Grauts, Grault, Graults, Grau, Graus, Graue, Graues, Gross, de Gros and many more.

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Grau Early History


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Grau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grau research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1419, 1554, 1588, 1601, 1629, 1634, 1714, 1771, 1808, 1809, 1810, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Grau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grau 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 were:

Grau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonard Grau, who landed in America in 1730
  • Frans Grau, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Christian Grau, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Joh Conrad Grau, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Johannes Grau, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Grau, aged 40, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1822
  • Conrad Grau, who landed in America in 1832
  • Carl Grau, who arrived in America in 1833
  • Friederike Grau, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Johann Heinrich Grau, who landed in America in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grau (post 1700)



  • Dieter Grau (1913-2014), German-born, American rocket scientist, member of the "von Braun rocket group" working on the V-2 rockets in World War II
  • Tom Grau, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 5th District, 1982
  • Jeanette Grau, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2000
  • Héctor Grau, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1996, 2004
  • George M. Grau, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936
  • Shirley Ann Grau (b. 1929), American novelist and short story writer awarded the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  • Doris Grau (1924-1995), American actress, script supervisor and voice actress
  • Hugo Grau (1899-1984), German veterinary anatomist, co-founder of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists and the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists
  • Albin Grau (1884-1942), artist, architect and occultist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Grau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grau 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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