Gregston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Gregston family
The surname Gregston 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.
Early History of the Gregston family
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Gregston Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Gregston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gregston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Gregson who settled in Maryland in 1633; later moved to NewHaven Conn; James Gregson arrived in Philadelphia in 1844.
The Gregston 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 Translation: I aim
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