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Grayden Early Origins



The surname Grayden was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland in the lands of Graden near Coldstream.

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Grayden Spelling Variations


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Grayden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Graden, Graiden, Graidin, Grayden, Greyden and others.

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Grayden Early History


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Grayden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grayden research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1288, 1296, 1650, 1704 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Grayden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grayden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grayden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grayden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grayden In Ireland


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Grayden In Ireland



Some of the Grayden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grayden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Grayden, aged 34, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Bridget Grayden, aged 27, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Peter Grayden, aged 6, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • James Grayden, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ad escam et usum
Motto Translation: For food and use.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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    The Grayden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grayden 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 7 April 2015 at 08:29.

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