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A people of the Scottish/English Borderlands known as the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Graysoombe. It is derived from Grier, a pet form of the given name Gregory, which means watchful.

Early Origins of the Graysoombe family


The surname Graysoombe was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn 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.

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Early History of the Graysoombe family

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Early History of the Graysoombe family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graysoombe research.
Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1411, 1547, 1590, 1564, 1657, 1733, 1677, 1760, 1709 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Graysoombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Graysoombe Spelling Variations

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Graysoombe Spelling Variations


Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Graysoombe has been spelled Grierson, Greson, Greyson, Grayson, Greirson and others.

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Early Notables of the Graysoombe family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Graysoombe 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 Graysoombe family to Ireland

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Migration of the Graysoombe family to Ireland


Some of the Graysoombe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Graysoombe family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Graysoombe family to the New World and Oceana


Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. 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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The Graysoombe Motto

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The Graysoombe 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: Hoc securior
Motto Translation: Safer by this.


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