Graysoomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Among the clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Graysoomb. It is derived from Grier, a pet form of the given name Gregory, which means watchful.

Early Origins of the Graysoomb family

The surname Graysoomb 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 Graysoomb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graysoomb 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 Graysoomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Graysoomb Spelling Variations

The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Graysoomb has been spelled Grierson, Greson, Greyson, Grayson, Greirson and others.

Early Notables of the Graysoomb 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...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Graysoomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Graysoomb family to Ireland

Some of the Graysoomb 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 Graysoomb family

The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. 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..

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