Gregorie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Gregorie comes from the personal name Gregory.
Early Origins of the Gregorie family
The surname Gregorie was first found in Leicestershire where "this family is traced to John Gregory, Lord of the manors of Freseley and Asfordby, who married Maud, daughter of Sir Roger Moton, of Peckelton, knight; his son Richard Gregory, of the same places, died in the year 1292. " 
Important Dates for the Gregorie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gregorie research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1451, 1625, 1696, 1678, 1677, 1646, 1691, 1638, 1675, 1598, 1652, 1625, 1720 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Gregorie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gregorie Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Gregorie has appeared include Gregory, Gregorie, Gregorey and others.
Early Notables of the Gregorie family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Charles Gregory, Lord Mayor of London in 1451; Sir William Gregory (1625-1696), a British judge and politician, Speaker of the House of Commons in 1678, he purchased the manor and estate of How Caple, Herefordshire in 1677; Edmund Gregory ( fl. 1646, died 1691), was an English author...
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Migration of the Gregorie family to Ireland
Some of the Gregorie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Gregorie migration to the United States
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gregorie arrived in North America very early:
Gregorie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Alexander, Ben and Thomas Gregorie who, who settled in Virginia in 1635
- Alexander Gregorie, aged 24, who landed in Virginia in 1635 
- Ben Gregorie, aged 24, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 
- Tho Gregorie, aged 15, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 
Gregorie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Gregorie, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1758 
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- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)