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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."

Grice Early Origins



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.

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Grice Spelling Variations


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Grice Spelling Variations



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

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Grice Early History


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Grice Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grice research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1555 is included under the topic Early Grice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grice Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grice Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Grice In Ireland


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Grice In Ireland



Some of the Grice family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 104 words (7 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:

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
  • Thomas Grice, who came to Virginia in 1665
  • Arthur Grice, who arrived in Virginia in 1683
  • John Grice, who came to 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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Alice Brooks" in 1839 [1]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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
  • George Grice, aged 41, a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Mary A. Grice, aged 35, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Agnes N. Grice, aged 13, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Blanche G. Grice, aged 11, 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grice (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grice (post 1700)



  • Warren Grice (b. 1875), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1900-04; Georgia State Attorney General, 1914-15; Justice of Georgia State Supreme Court, 1937-45
  • Margaret Grice, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952
  • Keely A. Grice, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Charlotte, North Carolina, 1941-42 (acting, 1941-42)
  • Joseph T. Grice, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Tattnall County, 1926
  • Jesse A. Grice (1852-1915), American Republican politician, Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1909-13
  • 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
  • F. M. Grice, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912
  • Edmund P. Grice Jr., American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Charleston, South Carolina, 1946-60 (acting, 1946-47)
  • Benning M. Grice, American politician, Justice of Georgia State Supreme Court, 1960-74; Chief Justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1974-75
  • Gordon Grice (b. 1965), American nature writer and essayist
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALICE BROOKS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AliceBrooks.gif

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Grice Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grice 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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