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In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the Griggs family were part of a tribe called the Picts. The name Griggs 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.

Griggs Early Origins



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

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Griggs Spelling Variations


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Griggs Spelling Variations



The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Griggs has been spelled Gregg, Greig and others.

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Griggs Early History


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Griggs Early History



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

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Griggs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Griggs Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Griggs In Ireland


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Griggs In Ireland



Some of the Griggs 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



The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Griggs:

Griggs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Griggs, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1636 [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)
  • Tho Griggs, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [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)
  • Thomas Griggs, who arrived in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1639 [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)
  • Xtopr Griggs, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [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)
  • Robert Griggs, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Griggs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Griggs, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [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)
  • Thomas Griggs, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [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)

Griggs Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Simon Griggs U.E. who settled in Shefford Township, Eastern Townships, Quebec c. 1784 an association of Capt. John Savage [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

Griggs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Griggs, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • John Griggs, aged 44, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  • John Griggs, aged 44, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  • Mary Griggs, aged 37, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  • Mary J. Griggs, aged 14, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Griggs Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Griggs, aged 22, a plumbers labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
  • Catherine Griggs, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Griggs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Griggs (post 1700)



  • Charles Wilfred Griggs Ph.D.,, American professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University
  • Clark Robinson Griggs (1824-1915), American politician, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives and Mayor of Urbana, Illinois
  • William Edward "Bill" Griggs III (b. 1962), American NFL football player for the New York Jets (1984-1990)
  • Dr William "Bill" Middleton Griggs AM, ASM, American physician who invented a surgical instrument and a procedure, now called the "Griggs technique" which is now use worldwide
  • John William Griggs (1849-1927), American Republican Party politician, 29th Governor of New Jersey (1898-1901) [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    John Griggs. (Retrieved 2011, January 19) John Griggs. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_W._Griggs
  • Harold Lloyd Griggs (1928-2005), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Alexander Griggs (1838-1903), American steamboat captain, founder of the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota and is often called "The Father of Grand Forks"
  • William Middleton Griggs, American doctor considered a world authority on trauma and disaster medicine [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    William Griggs. (Retrieved 2011, January 19) William Griggs. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Griggs
  • Andrew Tyler "Andy" Griggs (b. 1973), American country music artist [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Andrew Griggs. (Retrieved 2011, January 19) Andrew Griggs. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Griggs
  • Stanley David Griggs (1939-1989), former NASA astronaut with over 6 days in space [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 19) Stanley Griggs. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/griggs.html
  • ... (Another 34 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  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 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  5. ^ John Griggs. (Retrieved 2011, January 19) John Griggs. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_W._Griggs
  6. ^ William Griggs. (Retrieved 2011, January 19) William Griggs. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Griggs
  7. ^ Andrew Griggs. (Retrieved 2011, January 19) Andrew Griggs. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Griggs
  8. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 19) Stanley Griggs. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/griggs.html

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
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The Griggs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Griggs 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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