Scotland, the first people to use the name Greeson were part of a tribe known as the Strathclyde Britons. The name is derived from Grier, a pet form of the given name Gregory, which means watchful.
Early Origins of the Greeson family
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.
Early History of the Greeson family
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Greeson Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Scottish names. Greeson has been spelled Grierson, Greson, Greyson, Grayson, Greirson and others.
Early Notables of the Greeson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Greeson family to Ireland
Some of the Greeson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Greeson family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:
Greeson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Greeson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Greeson (post 1700)
The Greeson 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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