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The Graulich surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Graulich is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Graulich was given to someone who lived in Bavaria, where the name Greulich came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the region's medieval society.

Graulich Early Origins



The surname Graulich was first found in Bavaria, where the name Greulich came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the region's medieval society. Later the family became more prominent as several branches of the same house acquired distant estates which elevated the family's social status.

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Graulich Spelling Variations


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Graulich Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Graulich include Greulich, Graulich, Grelich, Greulick, Groylick, Groylich and many more.

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Graulich Early History


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Graulich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graulich research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Graulich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Graulich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Graulich Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Graulich 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



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Graulich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Graulich settled in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Jacob Graulich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Graulich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Graulich, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Gottfr Graulich, who arrived in America in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Graulich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Graulich (post 1700)



  • Lewis Graulich (1862-1934), American Major League Baseball player catcher and first baseman for the 1891 Philadelphia Phillies
  • Günter Graulich, German conductor and founder of Carus-Verlag, a German music publisher in 1972
  • Will Graulich (b. 1992), English professional rugby union player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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    The Graulich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Graulich 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 12 August 2015 at 08:16.

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