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Grayf Early Origins



The surname Grayf was first found in Bavaria, where the name Greif was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Grayf Spelling Variations


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Grayf Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Greif, Greifen, Greifenberg, Greifenstein, Greiff, Greiffenberg, Greiffenclau, Greiffencranz, Greiffenegg, Greiffenheim, Greiffenklau, Greiffenpfeil, Greiffenstein and many more.

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Grayf Early History


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Grayf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grayf research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1790 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Grayf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grayf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grayf Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grayf 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 or some of its variants were: settlers who traveled to the New World and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States in Canada in the 18th and 19th centuries..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. 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. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Grayf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grayf 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 6 March 2014 at 11:09.

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