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The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the Grigg family. The name Grigg is derived from a diminutive form of the personal name Gregory. The Gaelic form of the name was Griogair, which was borrowed from the Latin name Gregorius. This in turn came from the Greek name Gregorios, a derivative of the word gregorein, which means to be awake or to be watchful.

Grigg Early Origins



The surname Grigg was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Grigg Spelling Variations


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Grigg Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Grigg has been spelled Gregg, Greig and others.

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Grigg Early History


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Grigg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grigg research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1273, 1379, 1488, and 1502 are included under the topic Early Grigg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grigg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grigg Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Grigg In Ireland


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Grigg In Ireland



Some of the Grigg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Grigg:

Grigg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Grigg, aged 16, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • William Grigg, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • George Grigg, who landed in Maryland in 1676

Grigg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Grigg, who arrived in Virginia in 1723

Grigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Grigg, aged 41, landed in Ohio in 1812

Grigg Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Grigg U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Grigg U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Grigg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Grigg, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Rhoda Grigg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • James Grigg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847
  • Martha Grigg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850
  • Robert Grigg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grigg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Grigg, aged 20, a smith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840
  • Emma Grigg arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Frederick H. Grigg arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • John H. Grigg arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Albert Grigg arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grigg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grigg (post 1700)



  • Forrest Porter "Chubby" Grigg Jr. (1926-1983), American NFL football tackle who played from 1946 to 1953
  • Charles Leiper Grigg (1868-1940), American inventor of Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime soda, better known as 7 Up
  • Cecil Burkett "Tex" Grigg (1891-1968), American NFL football running back who played from 1925 to 1927
  • Ruth H. Grigg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964
  • Thomas Henry Grigg (1889-1969), Australian politician
  • Simon Grigg (b. 1955), New Zealand music businessman, writer, broadcaster, publisher and producer
  • Sir Percy James Grigg PC (1890-1964), British civil servant, Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the War Office, Secretary of State for War (1942-1945)
  • Mary Victoria Cracroft Grigg MBE (1897-1971), Lady Polson, a New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament for Mid-Canterbury (1942–1943)
  • John Grigg (1838-1920), English-born, New Zealand astronomer
  • Arthur Nattle Grigg (1896-1941), New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament for Mid-Canterbury (1938–1941)
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Grigg Historic Events


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Grigg Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Pricilla Grigg (1860-1914), née White Canadian Second Class Passenger from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. James Grigg (1860-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  11. ...

The Grigg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grigg 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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