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Where did the French Grenier family come from? What is the French Grenier family crest and coat of arms? When did the Grenier family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Grenier family history?

During the Middle Ages, the surname of Grenier was used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Grenier family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Grenier derives from the Old French word "grenier" and was an occupational name for a worker at a mill or granary.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Grenier, Grenie, Grenyer, Grenye, Greniait, Greniai, Greniaie, Greniay, Greniez, Grenyait, Grenyai, Grenyaie, Grenyay, Grenyez, Chenier, Chenie, Chenyer, Chenye, Cheniait, Cheniai, Cheniaie, Cheniay, Cheniez, Chenyait, Chenyai, Chenyaie, Chenyay, Chenyez, Grennier, Grennie, Grennyer, Grennye, Grenniait, Grenniai, Grenniaie, Grenniay, Grenniez, Grennyait, Grennyai, Grennyaie, Grennyay, Grennyez, Chennier, Chennie, Chennyer, Chennyer, Chenniait, Chenniai, Chenniaie, Cheniay, Chenniez, Chennyait, Chennyai, chennyaie, Chennyay and many more.

First found in Ile-de-France in the seigneurie of where they have held a family seat since ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grenier research. Another 483 words(34 lines of text) covering the years 1252, 1450, 1564, 1585, 1619, 1664, 1700, 1711, 1740, 1811, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Grenier History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Grenier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Andrew Grenier who settled in Georgia

Grenier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Antoine Grenier who settled with his wife in Virginia in 1621

Grenier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Louis Grenier settled in Louisiana in 1752

Grenier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Juan Grenier, aged 48, settled in New Orleans in 1823

Grenier Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • T Grenier landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841

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  • Robert Grenier (b. 1941), American poet
  • Richard Grenier (1933-2002), American neoconservative cultural columnist
  • Adrian Grenier (b. 1976), American actor, musician and director
  • John Edward Grenier (1930-2007), American attorney
  • Paul Grenier, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean Georges Grenier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Roger Grenier (b. 1919), French writer, journalist and radio animator
  • Raoul Jean Grenier, Canadian Diplomat, Ambassador to Senegal and Mauritania, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Martin Grenier (b. 1980), Canadian professional ice hockey player


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  2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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The Grenier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grenier 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.

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