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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 [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 setted in Virginia in 1665
  • Arthur Grice, who arrived in Virginia in 1683
  • John Grice, who setted 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.)

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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. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

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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