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

Gregory Early Origins



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.

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Gregory Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gregory Early History


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Gregory Early History



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.

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Gregory Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gregory Early Notables (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)...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gregory Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gregory In Ireland


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Gregory In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Richard Gregory, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • 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
  • Georg Gregory, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (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

Gregory Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Casper, Enoch, Jacob, James, John, Patrick, Steven, Thomas, and William Gregory settled in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1860
  • M Gregory, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Michael Gregory, aged 38, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Robert Gregory, aged 27, landed in Tennessee in 1812
  • Bridget Gregory, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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

Gregory Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Gregory, a thatcher, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • George Gregory arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [3]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 arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [3]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [4]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [4]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, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Mary Gregory, aged 30, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Robert Gregory, aged 11, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Rhoda Gregory, aged 7, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Martha Gregory, aged 5, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gregory (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gregory (post 1700)




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Gregory Historic Events


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Gregory Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Frederick Gregory, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. John Gregory (b. 1919), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Sutton-in-Ashford, Nottinghamshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur H Gregory (b. 1910), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Poole, Dorsetshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Henry Gregory, English Trimmer from Peckham, London, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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

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Motto


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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


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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. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  4. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Gregory Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gregory 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.

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