Griener History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Griener name comes from Middle High German word "gru-ene," which means "greenery." As a surname, it likely evolved from a topographic name for someone who lived in a green and leafy place; or as a habitational name from a place such as Gruna, or Grunau in Silesia.

Early Origins of the Griener family

The surname Griener was first found in Bavaria, where the name Griener was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Griener family

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Griener Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grun, Grün, Grunau, Grunauer, Grunbach, Grundel, Grundemann, Grunder, Grundler, Grundner, Grunenthal, Grünenstein, Grünenwald, Gruner, Gruener, Gruenthal, Gruenbach, Grunfels, Grunhof and many more.

Early Notables of the Griener family (pre 1700)

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United States Griener migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Griener Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ernest Griener, who arrived in Arkansas in 1898 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Griener (post 1700) +

    RMS Lusitania
    • Mr. Oscar Griener, English Roast Cook from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [2]

    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. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 10) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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