Grimme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Grimme is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Grimme.
Early Origins of the Grimme family
The surname Grimme was first found in East Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Grimme family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grimme research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1279, 1329, 1400, 1605, 1657, 1628, 1701, 1614, 1690, 1646, 1660 and are included under the topic Early Grimme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Grimme Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Grimme include Grimes, Grimm, Grime, Grimme, Grimmes and others.
Early Notables of the Grimme family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir George Grimes (1605-1657), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Haslemere (1628-29) supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War; Robert Graham or...
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Migration of the Grimme family to Ireland
Some of the Grimme family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Grimme family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Samuel Grimes a "pewterer" who landed in Boston in 1635; followed by Alexander in 1651; and Edward Grimes who became Deputy Governor of Virginia in 1654.
Contemporary Notables of the name Grimme (post 1700) +
- Frederick G. Grimme, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rockland County, 1913, 1915 
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