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Grigg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Grigg family


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

Early History of the Grigg family


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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.

Early Notables of the Grigg family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Grigg family to Ireland


Some of the Grigg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Grigg family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [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)
  • William Grigg, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [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)
  • George Grigg, who landed in Maryland in 1676 [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)

Grigg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Grigg, who arrived in Virginia in 1723 [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)

Grigg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Grigg, aged 41, who landed in Ohio in 1812 [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)

Grigg Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Grigg U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]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 [2]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 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • Mr. William Grigg, (b. 1822), aged 18, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "Lady McNaughton" arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia on 16th December 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mr. Jacob Grigg, (b. 1820), aged 20, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "Lady McNaughton" arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia on 16th December 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Miss Mary Grigg, (b. 1823), aged 17, Cornish servant travelling aboard the ship "Lady McNaughton" arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia on 16th December 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • ... (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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840
  • Emma Grigg, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Frederick H. Grigg, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • John H. Grigg, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Albert Grigg, who 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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Grigg (post 1700)


  • William Norman Grigg (1963-2017), American author and senior editor of The New American magazine
  • Ruth H. Grigg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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
  • 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
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Grigg family



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 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • 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 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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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. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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