Grillo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Grillo family

The surname Grillo was first found in both northwestern and southern Italy, in the regions of Liguria in the northwest, and Campania in the South. The surname Grillo is of a local origin, meaning "of Grille," the name of several places in Italy.

Early History of the Grillo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grillo research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1576 is included under the topic Early Grillo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grillo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grillo, Grilli, Grille and others.

Early Notables of the Grillo family (pre 1700)

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United States Grillo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grillo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Domingo Grillo, who came from the Canary Islands to Louisiana in 1778
Grillo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Grillo, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1812
  • Ferdinand Grillo, who arrived in New York in 1819 [1]
  • Ferdinand Grillo, who was listed as a resident alien enabled to hold land in New York in 1819
  • James Grillo, who landed in Mississippi in 1844 [1]
  • Samuel I Grillo, who arrived in Mississippi in 1858 [1]
Grillo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Nicolo Grillo, who landed in New York in 1904 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Grillo (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Grillo, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Warren, Michigan, 2007 [2]
  • Lorraine Grillo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988 [2]
  • John M. Grillo, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1974 [2]
  • Carl F. Grillo, American politician, Representative from New York 14th District, 1982, 1990; Presidential Elector for New York, 1992 [2]
  • Michael Grillo, American Academy Award nominated assistant director and producer, known for The Deer Hunter (1978), Silverado (1985) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Janet Grillo, American Primetime Emmy Award winning producer and director, known for Fly Away (2011), Pump Up the Volume (1990) and Spanking the Monkey (1994)
  • Chuck Grillo (b. 1939), American former ice hockey executive, General Manager of the San Jose Sharks (1992-1996)
  • Edward "Danny" Grillo (1934-1978), American mobster, member of a Gambino crime family
  • Frank Grillo (b. 1963), American award winning actor, known for his roles in Warrior (2011), The Grey (2011) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Casey Grillo (b. 1976), American drummer for the band Kamelot
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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