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Early Origins of the Grill family

The surname Grill was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Lanreth.

"The only gentleman's seat in the parish [of St. Anthony in Kirrier, Cornwall] is Bosahan, an elegant modern built mansion, erected by the late Thomas Grylls, Esq. of Helston. Its situation is eligible and commanding, and it furnishes a pleasing view of the most diversified scenery." 1

"The manor of Polkinhorne [in the parish of Gwinear] belonged at a very early period to an ancient family of that name, with whom it continued until the reign of Charles II. ; when the heiress of this family married Thomas Glynn, Esq; of Helston. In the year 1757, Cordelia, sister and sole heiress of Thomas Glynn, Esq., grandson of the preceding, brought this manor in marriage to Richard Gerveys Grylls, Esq. of Helston, from whom it descended to his son the Rev. Richard Grylls, and Humphrey Millet Grylls, Esq. the present proprietors." 1

Early History of the Grill family

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Grill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Griles, Grills, Gryles, Grylles, Grill, Gril and many more.

Early Notables of the Grill family

Notable amongst the family at this time was

  • Sir John Grills knighted in 1644, Sheriff of Cornwall. "The [manor of Faweton, Conrwall] now belongs to the Rev. Richard Gerveys Grylls of Helston

Grill Ranking

In the United States, the name Grill is the 10,222nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 2

United States Grill migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gottfrid Grill, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 3
  • Martin Grill, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 3
  • Maria Dorothea Grill, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1764 3
  • Charles Matthew Grill, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 3
Grill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ferdinand Grill, who arrived in New York in 1819 3
  • Katharine Grill, aged 37, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 3
  • A M Grill, aged 29, who landed in New York, NY in 1855 3
  • Dorothea Grill, who landed in North America in 1863 3
  • Maria Kath Grill, who arrived in North America in 1865 3
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Grill (post 1700) +

  • Norma Grill, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1994 4
  • Bernhard Grill (b. 1961), German software developer, one of the developers of the MP3 technology

  1. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from on Facebook