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Gregson Early Origins



The surname Gregson was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gregson Spelling Variations


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Gregson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gregson, Grigson and others.

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Gregson Early History


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Gregson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gregson research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gregson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gregson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gregson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gregson Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gregson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Gregson who settled in Maryland in 1633
  • Thomas Gregson, who landed in Maryland in 1633

Gregson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Gregson, aged 22, arrived in Massachusetts in 1813
  • James Gregson arrived in Philadelphia in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gregson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gregson (post 1700)



  • Richard Gregson (b. 1930), American Academy Award nominated writer, known for his work on The Angry Silence (1960), Jennifer: A Woman's Story (1979) and The Foundation (1977)
  • Edwin Gregson (1938-2000), American actor, known for The Naked and the Dead (1958)
  • Simon Alan Gregson (b. 1974), English British Soap Award winning actor, known for his roles in Coronation Street (1960), Coronation Street: After Hours (1999) and Red Dwarf (1988)
  • John Gregson (1919-1975), English actor, known for his roles in Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956), The Longest Day (1962) and Genevieve (1953)
  • Clive Gregson (b. 1955), English singer/songwriter, musician and record producer
  • Malcolm Edward Gregson (b. 1943), English professional golfer
  • Edward Gregson (b. 1945), English composer
  • Peter Gregson (b. 1987), Scottish cellist and composer, known for his work on The Inbetweeners 2 (2014), Me and Orson Welles (2008) and In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
  • Thomas George Gregson (1798-1874), English-born, 2nd Premier of Tasmania in 1857
  • Major-General Guy Patrick Gregson CB CBE DSO & Bar MC (1906-1988), British soldier
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gregson Historic Events


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Gregson Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Michael Oswald Gregson (1923-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Edward H G Gregson (b. 1905), English Commander serving for the Royal Navy from East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Mary Gregson, aged 44, English Stewardess from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 16

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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: Altius
Motto Translation: I aim


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Gregson Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gregson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gregson 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 11 June 2015 at 12:13.

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