Grigsby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Grigsby family

The surname Grigsby was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when William Grig held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Grigsby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grigsby research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Grigsby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grigsby Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grigsby, Grigby, Grigsbie and others.

Early Notables of the Grigsby family (pre 1700)

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United States Grigsby migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grigsby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • E Grigsby, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • Enoch Grigsby, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • Emily Grigsby, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1896
Grigsby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Carrie A. Grigsby, aged 40, who immigrated to America, in 1908
  • Emilie Grigsby, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Iza A. Grigsby, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Bertram James Grigsby, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1916
  • Francis Herbert Grigsby, aged 31, who landed in America from Mickleham, England, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Grigsby migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Grigsby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Grigsby, aged 36, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant" [2]
  • Thomas Grigsby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849 [2]

New Zealand Grigsby migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Grigsby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henry Grigsby, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • Charlotte Grigsby, aged 35, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • James Grigsby, aged 10, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • William Grigsby, aged 7, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • Charlotte Grigsby, aged 4, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Grigsby (post 1700) +

  • Snow F. Grigsby, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972 [3]
  • Sioux K. Grigsby, American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 10th District, 1937-38; Member of South Dakota State Senate 7th District, 1939-44; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1945-49 [3]
  • Pat Grigsby, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936 [3]
  • Roy Grigsby, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 58th District, 1998 [3]
  • Melvin Grigsby, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the 2nd District of Alaska Territory, 1902-03 [3]
  • Margaret Grigsby, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928 (Convention Vice-President), 1936 [3]
  • John Warren Grigsby, American politician, U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1841-49 [3]
  • John Grigsby, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940 [3]
  • Jay Grigsby, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1952 [3]
  • Helen Mathews Grigsby, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928, 1932 [3]
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Grigsby +

  • 2782 Grigsby X Leonard: Bicentennial 1776-1976 Genealogy: Paternal Great Grand Fathers of Carroll Mendenhall Leonard by Carroll Mendenhall Leonard, Memorabilia, the Grigsby Family Reunion Book, 1779-1979 by Elizabeth M. Nicholson.

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ascendant.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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