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The name Grieves is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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 Grieves also referred to manager or overseer as an occupational surname.

Grieves Early Origins



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

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Grieves Spelling Variations


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Grieves Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Grieves include Grieves, Grieve, Greve, Greves, Greeves, Greaves, Greave, Griveson, Greaveson, Greavson and many more.

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Grieves Early History


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Grieves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grieves 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 Grieves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grieves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grieves 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 Grieves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grieves In Ireland


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Grieves In Ireland



Some of the Grieves 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Grieves Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Grieves purchased land in Delaware in 1682

Grieves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Grieves, who landed in Rhode Island in 1830
  • Thomas Grieves, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Andrew Grieves, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868

Grieves Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Grieves arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY Bute 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Thomas Grieves arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Derwent" in 1849
  • Matthew Grieves, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • Matthew Grieves, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grieves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grieves (post 1700)



  • Thomas J. Grieves, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Salem, New Jersey, 1953; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956
  • Richard Grieves, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 10th District, 1952
  • J. P. Grieves, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924, 1928, 1936
  • Don G. Grieves, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 41st District, 1953-56
  • Joseph Grieves, high ranking Queen's Councillor

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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



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

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Grieves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grieves 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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