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Early Origins of the Grein family

The surname Grein 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 Grein family

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Grein 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 Grein family (pre 1700)

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United States Grein migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Katrina Grein, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Peter Grein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johan Grein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Grein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C F Grein, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Helwig Grein, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Elis Grein, aged 25, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Grein (post 1700) +

  • Jacob "Jack" Thomas Grein (1862-1935), Dutch-born theatre impresario and drama critic

  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) on Facebook