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Graydon Early Origins



The surname Graydon 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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Graydon Spelling Variations


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Graydon Spelling Variations



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

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Graydon Early History


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Graydon Early History



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

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Graydon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Graydon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Graydon In Ireland


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Graydon In Ireland



Some of the Graydon 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:

Graydon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margaret Graydon, who landed in Maryland in 1670

Graydon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Graydon, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Graydon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Graydon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

Graydon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Graydon arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Graydon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Graydon (post 1700)



  • Joe Graydon (1919-2001), born Joseph G. Dosh, an American big band vocalist, television host, personal manager, father of Jay Gradon
  • Thomas Hetherington "Blondy" Graydon (1881-1949), All-American football player
  • Jay Graydon (b. 1949), American two-time Grammy Award winning songwriter, recording artist and musician
  • Charles E. Graydon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • Keith Graydon (b. 1983), Irish footballer who has played since 2003, three-time member of the Republic of Ireland National Team
  • Richard Graydon (1922-2014), British stunt performer and stunt coordinator, best known for his work on the James Bond film series
  • John Graydon (b. 1726), English officer of the Royal Navy
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael James Graydon GCB, CBE (b. 1938), British retired Royal Air Force (RAF) officer, Chief of the Air Staff from 1992 to 1997
  • Gordon Graydon QC (1896-1953), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Peel (1935-1953)
  • Cliff Graydon, Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (2007)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. 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).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    The Graydon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Graydon 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 29 June 2016 at 08:24.

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