Grimmes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Grimmes is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name for the son of Grimme.
Early Origins of the Grimmes family
The surname Grimmes was first found in East Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Grimmes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grimmes 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 Grimmes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Grimmes Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Grimmes has been recorded under many different variations, including Grimes, Grimm, Grime, Grimme, Grimmes and others.
Early Notables of the Grimmes 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 Grimmes family to Ireland
Some of the Grimmes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Grimmes family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Grimmes or a variant listed above: 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 Grimmes (post 1700) +
- Frank J. Grimmes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1932 
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