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Grignon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Grignon family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy. It is derived from the family living in Normandy.


Early Origins of the Grignon family


The surname Grignon was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

Early History of the Grignon family


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Grignon Spelling Variations


French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Grignon is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Grignard, Grignon, Grignaud and others.

Early Notables of the Grignon family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family in this period was Jacques Grignon, born in Paris in 1630, an engraver of religious subjects and portraits. François Adhémar de Monteil, Comte de Grignan (1632-1714), was a French aristocrat, and Lieutenant-Governor of Provence. Pierre-Clement Grignon, born in 1723, son of Pierre, an alderman, and of Marie-Anne...
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Migration of the Grignon family to the New World and Oceana


In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Grignon has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Grignon were

Grignon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Amedee J Grignon, who arrived in Louisiana in 1824 [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)

Grignon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Raymond Grignon, aged 43, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1904
  • Jules Grignon, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Premasque, France, in 1910
  • Louis Grignon, aged 20, who landed in America from Premasque, France, in 1910
  • Maud Grignon, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Montegobay, Jamaica, in 1912
  • Jany Grignon, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1912
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Grignon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Antoine Grignon, who settled in Quebec in 1658
  • Jean Grignon, who was married in 1662 in Quebec
  • Jean Grignon, son of Antoine and Suzanne, married Louise Coté, daughter of Jean and Anne, in Quebec on 4th December 1663 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jacques Grignon, son of Jacques and Jeanne, married Marie-Thérèse Richer, daughter of Pierre and Dorothée, in Batiscan, Quebec on 10th February 1692 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jacques Grignon, son of Jacques and Jeanne, married Marie-Thérèse Richer, daughter of Pierre and Dorothée, in Batiscan, Quebec on 10th February 1692 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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Grignon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Grignon, who was married in 1720 in Grondines, Quebec
  • Michel Grignon, son of Jacques and Marie-Thérèse, married Marie-Josephte Delomé, daughter of Bernard and Marie-Angélique, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 21st November 1734 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jacques Grignon, son of Jacques and Marie-Thérèse, married Louise Lecours, daughter of Nicolas and Geneviève, in Montreal, Quebec on 16th April 1736 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre Grignon, son of Jacques and Marie-Thérèse, married Marguerite Chevalier, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Françoise, in Quebec on 17th July 1738 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Ambroise Grignon, son of Jacques and Marie-Thérèse, married Marie-Louise Briassé, daughter of Louis and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 10th April 1747 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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Grignon Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Cleophas Grignon, aged 34, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Grignon (post 1700)


  • Charles A Grignon, wealthy American who built the Grignon Mansion in 1837, in what would become Wisconsin
  • Louis Grignon, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Louis Grignon. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Francis Grignon (b. 1944), French politician, member of the Senate of France
  • Claude-Henri Grignon (1894-1976), Canadian novelist, journalist and politician
  • Gerard Eugene Joseph Grignon, teacher and politician in Paris

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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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Louis Grignon. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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