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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Grennyay 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 Grennyay 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 Grennyay derives from the Old French word "grenier" and was an occupational name for a worker at a mill or granary.

Grennyay Early Origins



The surname Grennyay was first found in Ile-de-France in the seigneurie of where they have held a family seat since ancient times.

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Grennyay Spelling Variations


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Grennyay Spelling Variations



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.

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Grennyay Early History


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Grennyay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grennyay 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 Grennyay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grennyay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grennyay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grennyay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Grenier who settled in Georgia; Antoine Grenier who settled with his wife in Virginia in 1621; Juan Grenier, aged 48; settled in New Orleans in 1823.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Grennyay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grennyay 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 February 2013 at 10:34.

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