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Grice History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Grice surname is thought to be derived from the Middle English word "grice," which is in turn from the Old French "gris," meaning "grey." It was most likely originally a nickname for a grey-haired man. Although, there was also a Middle English word "grise," which meant "pig."

Early Origins of the Grice family


The surname Grice was first found in Norfolk where conjecturally they were, in 1066, Lords of the Manor of Brockdish, the King's land, whose feudal Lord was William de Noyers, Count of Nevers seated originally at Poitevin and St-Cyr de Nevers in Normandy. Sir William also held Grayhurst Manor through Bishop Odo from King William of Normandy. From this family also descend the Lords Monson and Viscounts Castlemaine. The original estates were sold in 1327. The village now consists of a church, St.Edmunds, which has both Saxon and Norman windows, obviously predating the Norman Conquest by many years.

Early History of the Grice family


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Grice Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Grice, Gryce, Gryse, Grise, Grisewood, DeGrice, Grycie and many more.

Early Notables of the Grice family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Grice family to Ireland


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Migration of the Grice family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grice Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Grice, who was on record in Braintree, Massachussetts in 1651
  • Charles Grice, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1651 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Grice, who settled in Virginia in 1665
  • Arthur Grice, who arrived in Virginia in 1683
  • John Grice, who settled in Virginia in 1686
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grice Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Katherine Grice, an English convict sent to Maryland in 1774

Grice Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H. Grice, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850

Grice Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Grice, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Alice Brooks" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALICE BROOKS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AliceBrooks.gif

Grice Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Grice, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
  • George Grice, aged 41, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Mary A. Grice, aged 35, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Agnes N. Grice, aged 13, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Blanche G. Grice, aged 11, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Grice (post 1700)


  • Gordon Grice (b. 1965), American nature writer and essayist
  • Donald Matthew Grice (b. 1981), American mixed martial artist
  • Warren Grice (1875-1945), American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Benning Moore Grice (1909-1988), American Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Keely A. Grice, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Charlotte, North Carolina, 1941-42 (acting, 1941-42) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph T. Grice, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Tattnall County, 1926 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jesse A. Grice (1852-1915), American Republican politician, Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1909-13 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Daniel Grice, American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives from Charleston County, 1967; Resigned 1967; Member of South Carolina State Senate 15th District, 1968 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • F. M. Grice, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edmund P. Grice Jr., American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Charleston, South Carolina, 1946-60 (acting, 1946-47) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALICE BROOKS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AliceBrooks.gif
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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