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Grills Early Origins



The surname Grills was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Lanreth. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Grills Spelling Variations


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Grills Spelling Variations



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

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Grills Early History


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Grills Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grills research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1644 is included under the topic Early Grills History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grills Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grills Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grills Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grills Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philip Grills, who landed in Maryland in 1673

Grills Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Grills, who arrived in Alabama in 1928

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grills (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grills (post 1700)



  • Gano Grills, African American actor
  • Wesley L. Grills, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Ohio State Attorney General, 1924, 1926
  • Dave Grills (b. 1959), Australian politician, Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for Mining and Pastoral Region (2013-)
  • Lee Elgy Grills (1904-1982), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Hastings South (1957-1963), Member of Parliament for Hastings (1968-1972)
  • Leo "Lucky" Grills OAM (1928-2007), Australian actor and comedian
  • Julian Fletcher Grills (b. 1940), former member of the Australian Labor Party
  • Roman Grills (b. 1966), German former footballer

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Grills Historic Events


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Grills Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Gordon Frederick Johnson Grills (1925-1942), British Boy Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, was listed as missing presumed killed in the evacuation of Singapore in 1942

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Grills Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grills 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 June 2016 at 14:29.

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