Greider History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Greider family

The surname Greider was first found in Bavaria, where the name Greim was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Greider family

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Greider Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Greim, Greimolt, Grein, Greinburg, Greincourt, Graimberg, Greinberg, Greinburg, Greinde, Greidl, Greiner, Greinen, Greinmann, Grien, Greinauer, Grinebck, Grienburger, Greinenfels, Greinenstein, Greinnagel and many more.

Early Notables of the Greider family (pre 1700)

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United States Greider migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Greider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Han Jacob Greider, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Martin Greider, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
Greider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hans George Greider, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Jacob Greider, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Adam Greider, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Anna Greider, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Greider (post 1700) +

  • Gerald Arthur Greider (1923-1982), American Republican politician from Wisconsin
  • William Greider, American journalist and author
  • Carol W Greider Ph.D. (b. 1961), molecular biologist at the Johns Hopkins University and shared the 2006 Lasker Award and the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine [2]
  • Goran Greider (b. 1959), Swedish social democratic journalist, author and poet


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Carol Greider. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Carol Greider. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_W._Greider


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