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Greg is an ancient Pictish-Scottish name. It is derived from a diminutive form of the personal name Gregory. The Gaelic form of the name was Griogair, which was borrowed from the Latin name Gregorius. This in turn came from the Greek name Gregorios, a derivative of the word gregorein, which means to be awake or to be watchful.

Greg Early Origins



The surname Greg was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Greg Spelling Variations


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Greg Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Greg has appeared Gregg, Greig and others.

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Greg Early History


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Greg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greg research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1273, 1379, 1488, and 1502 are included under the topic Early Greg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greg Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Greg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greg In Ireland


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Greg In Ireland



Some of the Greg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Greg name:

Greg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jane Greg, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • John Greg, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Mary Greg, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Ninian Greg, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • William Greg, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Greg, aged 46, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Thomas Greg, aged 18, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Robert Hyde Greg, who landed in New York in 1842

Greg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • G. Greg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greg (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Greg (1790-1882), English founder of the first public wash-houses in the United Kingdom in the wake of the 1832 Liverpool Cholera epidemic, daughter of Samuel Greg
  • Samuel Greg (1758-1834), British entrepreneur, founder of Quarry Bank Mill, a cotton spinning mill in Styal, Cheshire in 1782 which became the largest spinning and weaving business in the United Kingdom

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Greg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greg 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 23 June 2014 at 14:30.

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