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Gregory History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The name Gregory is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the personal name Gregory.

Early Origins of the Gregory family


The surname Gregory 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. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Early History of the Gregory family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gregory research.
Another 143 words (10 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 Gregory History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gregory Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Gregory has undergone many spelling variations, including Gregory, Gregorie, Gregorey and others.

Early Notables of the Gregory 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)...
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Migration of the Gregory family to Ireland


Some of the Gregory family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gregory family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gregory were among those contributors:

Gregory Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Gregory, who arrived in Virginia in 1620 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Richard Gregory, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Gregory (1612–1689), English founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut from Nottinghamshire in the 1630s, he served in the General Court of the Connecticut Colony for many years
  • Henry Gregory, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1633 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Georg Gregory, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gregory Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Gregory, who landed in Mississippi in 1799 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Gregory Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Casper, Enoch, Jacob, James, John, Patrick, Steven, Thomas, and William Gregory, who settled in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1860
  • M Gregory, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Michael Gregory, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robert Gregory, aged 27, who landed in Tennessee in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Bridget Gregory, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gregory Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Moses Gregory U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Richard Gregory U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 was a passenger aboard "Cyrus" on August 21, 1783 from New York to Saint John River [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Richard P. Gregory U.E. (b. 1751) who settled in Kingston, Kings Co., NB c. 1784 he died in 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Gregory Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Gregory, who arrived in Canada in 1840
  • Carter Gregory, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • Mr. Andrew Gregory who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Junior" departing 10th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 3rd July 1847 but he died on board [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 78)

Gregory Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Gregory, a thatcher, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • George Gregory, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  • Mary Anne Gregory, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  • William Gregory, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • Susanna Gregory, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gregory Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Gregory, aged 32, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Mary Gregory, aged 30, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Robert Gregory, aged 11, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Rhoda Gregory, aged 7, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Martha Gregory, aged 5, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gregory (post 1700)


  • Richard Claxton "Dick" Gregory (1932-2017), American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur and comedian
  • Lieutenant-General Edmund Bristol Gregory (1882-1961), American Quartermaster-General (1940-1944) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 11) Edmund Gregory. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Gregory/Edmund_Bristol/USA.html
  • Lieutenant Colonel (USAF, Ret.) William George Gregory (b. 1957), former NASA astronaut with 16 days in space [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) William Gregory. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/gregor-w.html
  • Colonel (USAF, Ret.) Frederick Drew Gregory (b. 1941), NASA Astronaut with over 455 hours in space [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Frederick Gregory. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/gregory-fd.html
  • Horace Gregory (1898-1982), prize-winning American poet, translator of classic poetry, literary critic and college professor [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Horace Gregory. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Horace Gregory. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Gregory
  • Earle Davis Gregory (1897-1972), World War I Medal of Honor recipient [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Earle Gregory. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Earle Gregory. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earle_D._Gregory
  • James Gregory (b. 1946), American stand-up comedian [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    James Gregory. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) James Gregory. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gregory_%28comedian%29
  • Hayden A. Gregory, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Hayden A. Buck Gregory, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Iola Gregory (1946-2017), Welsh actress, best known for her role as Jean McGurk in the soap series Pobol y Cwm
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Gregory family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Frederick Gregory, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

HMS Cornwall

  • Robert William Haig Gregory, British Marine aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A

HMS Hood

  • Mr. John Gregory (b. 1919), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Sutton-in-Ashford, Nottinghamshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  • Mr. Arthur H Gregory (b. 1910), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Poole, Dorsetshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

HMS Royal Oak

  • A.V. Gregory, British Lieutenant Commander with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [16]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Henry Gregory, English Trimmer from Peckham, London, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [17]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 10) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. David Gregory (d. 1912), aged 43, English Greaser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [18]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

The Gregory 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: Vigilanter
Motto Translation: Watchfully.


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Citations


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 78)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 11) Edmund Gregory. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Gregory/Edmund_Bristol/USA.html
  8. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) William Gregory. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/gregor-w.html
  9. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Frederick Gregory. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/gregory-fd.html
  10. ^ Horace Gregory. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Horace Gregory. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Gregory
  11. ^ Earle Gregory. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Earle Gregory. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earle_D._Gregory
  12. ^ James Gregory. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) James Gregory. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gregory_%28comedian%29
  13. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  14. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  15. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  16. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  17. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 10) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  18. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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