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The name Grieve is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name Reeve where as a surname it refers to son of Reeve. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time. The surname Grieve also referred to manager or overseer as an occupational surname.

Grieve Early Origins



The surname Grieve was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Grieve Spelling Variations


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Grieve Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Grieve has been spelled many different ways, including Grieves, Grieve, Greve, Greves, Greeves, Greaves, Greave, Griveson, Greaveson, Greavson and many more.

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Grieve Early History


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Grieve Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grieve research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1379, 1784, 1600, 1612, 1676, 1602, 1652, 1st , 1608, 1680, 1605 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Grieve History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grieve Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grieve Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Greaves (1612-1676), an English orientalist, a contributor to the London Polyglot; John Greaves (1602-1652), an English mathematician, astronomer and antiquary; Sir Edward Greaves, 1st Baronet (1608-1680)...

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

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Grieve In Ireland


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Grieve In Ireland



Some of the Grieve 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Grieves to arrive in North America:

Grieve Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Grieve, who arrived in America in 1774
  • Margaret Grieve, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1775
  • Marion Grieve, aged 35, landed in New York in 1775
  • Ann Grieve, aged 17, landed in New York in 1775

Grieve Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Grieve, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • W Grieve, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Werner Francis Herman Grieve, who landed in New York, NY in 1845
  • William Grieve, aged 26, landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • Frederick Grieve, who landed in Mobile County Ala in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grieve (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grieve (post 1700)



  • William T. Grieve, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 5th District, 1936
  • Robert Grieve, American politician, Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1904
  • Robert Grieve, American politician, U.S. Consul in Leith, 1833-52
  • R. R. Grieve (1919-2004), American Democrat politician, Broker; Lawyer; Member of Washington State Senate 34th District, 1947-74
  • Leland U. Grieve, American Republican politician, Member of Wyoming State Senate, 1950
  • George J. Grieve, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1942
  • Douglas H. Grieve (1881-1951), American Republican politician, Engineer; Candidate for New York State Senate 21st District, 1928; Candidate for borough President of Bronx, New York, 1937
  • Basil Arthur Firebrace Grieve (1864-1917), English cricket player
  • Christopher Murray Grieve (1892-1978), birth name of Hugh MacDiarmid, an important Scottish poet of the 20th century
  • Robert Cuthbert Grieve VC (1889-1957), Australian Army officer, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Spes mea in Deo
Motto Translation: My hope is in God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Grieve Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grieve 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 13 June 2016 at 13:59.

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