Early Origins of the Grendown family
The surname Grendown was first found in Warwickshire
at Grendon, a parish, in the union of Atherstone, Tamworth division of the hundred
of Hemlingford. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name literally means "green hill" having derived from the Old English word "grene" + "dun." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The are other places that include the name "Grendon" usually as a prefix. Some date back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 as in Grendone (Northamptonshire and Warwickshire) and Grennedone in Buckinghamshire
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Grendon, held Thurstan from Henry de Ferrers, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The village held a Mill at that time. Notable is Grendon Hall.
Early History of the Grendown family
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Grendown Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Grendon, Grendown, Grentown, Grendone, Grenton, Greynton, Grendown, Grindon, Grinton, Grinden and many more.
Early Notables of the Grendown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grendown family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..