Grew History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
All Irish surnames have underlying meanings that can be traced back to their fullest points when the names first appeared in a Gaelic form. The name Grew originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Graith or Mag Raith; these are both derived from the personal name Craith.
Early Origins of the Grew family
The surname Grew was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Grew family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grew research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1600, 1650, 1523 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Grew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Grew Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached the general citizenry. Research into the name Grew revealed spelling variations, including MacGrath, MacGraw, MacGrauth, Magrath, Magraw and many more.
Early Notables of the Grew family (pre 1700)
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Grew migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Grew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Robert Grew, British Convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for life , transported aboard the "Commodore Hayes" in April 1823, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) 
Contemporary Notables of the name Grew (post 1700) +
- Joseph Clark Grew (1880-1965), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, 1927-32; Japan, 1932-38 
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