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The ancient Strathclyde Briton name Greyson is derived from Grier, a pet form of the given name Gregory, which means watchful.

Greyson Early Origins



The surname Greyson was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Greyson Spelling Variations


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Greyson Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Greyson has been spelled Grierson, Greson, Greyson, Grayson, Greirson and others.

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Greyson Early History


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Greyson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greyson research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1411, 1547, 1590, 1564, 1657, 1733, 1677, 1760, 1709 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Greyson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greyson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greyson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was John Grierson or Grisson (died 1564?), a Scottish Dominican who is believed to have been from the family of Grierson of Lag in Dumfriesshire; Sir Robert...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Greyson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greyson In Ireland


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Greyson In Ireland



Some of the Greyson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

Greyson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Louisa Greyson, aged 27, a servant, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greyson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greyson (post 1700)



  • Ashley "Ash" Greyson, American film and music video director, cinematographer, editor, and producer, nominated for a 2006 Hollywood Film Festival award
  • Charles Bruce Greyson (b. 1946), American Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia
  • John Greyson (b. 1960), Canadian filmmaker, professor at York University

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Hoc securior
Motto Translation: Safer by this.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Greyson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greyson 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 9 February 2016 at 08:06.

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