Grimball History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Grimball family

The surname Grimball was first found in Staffordshire where the family name was first referenced in the year 1086 when Grimbaldus held a family seat in that shire. Saint Grimbald (Grimwald) (820?-903) was a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Saint Bertin near Saint-Omer, France. He was invited by Alfred to England but declined the Diocese of Canterbury. His son, King Edward the Elder appointed him abbot of the New Minster at Winchester and he died in the year of its dedication. [1]

Early History of the Grimball family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grimball research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1273, 1273, 1455, 1487, 1519, 1562, 1519 and 1485 are included under the topic Early Grimball History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grimball Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grimbald, Grimble, Gribble, Grimball, Grimbell, Grimbaud, Grimbalde, Grimald and many more.

Early Notables of the Grimball family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Nicholas Grimald, Grimalde or Grimoald (1519-1562), English poet, born in Huntingdonshire in 1519, probably son of Giovanni Baptista Grimaldi, a clerk in...
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United States Grimball migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grimball Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Paul Grimball, who arrived in America in 1682 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Grimball (post 1700) +

  • First Lieutenant John Grimball, American lawyer and commanding officer of Company A, 14th Tank Battalion during World War II, awarded the Distinguished Service Cross


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ 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)


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