Graysome History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name Graysome. It is derived from Grier, a pet form of the given name Gregory, which means watchful.
Early Origins of the Graysome family
The surname Graysome was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Important Dates for the Graysome family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graysome research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1411, 1547, 1590, 1564, 1657, 1733, 1677, 1760, 1709 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Graysome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Graysome Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Graysome has been spelled Grierson, Greson, Greyson, Grayson, Greirson and others.
Early Notables of the Graysome family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was John Grierson or Grisson (died 1564?), a Scottish Dominican who is believed to have been from the family of Grierson of Lag in Dumfriesshire; Sir Robert...
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Migration of the Graysome family to Ireland
Some of the Graysome family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Graysome family
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: William Grayson who settled in Wilmington N.C. in 1804; James Grierson settled in New Jersey in 1685; John and Jane Grierson settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1774..