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The prestigious family surname Grimmett originated in the lands which eventually became the modern German state of Prussia. This territory was known for its beautiful landscape, its advanced technology, and its military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided among the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Grimmett family emerged in Brandenburg- Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Grimmett Early Origins



The surname Grimmett was first found in Prussia, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Grimmett Spelling Variations


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Grimmett Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Grimmett include Grimm, Grim, Grimme, Grimmen, Grimmer, Grimer, Grymm and many more.

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Grimmett Early History


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Grimmett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grimmett research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1785, 1786, 1792, 1828, 1859, and 1863 are included under the topic Early Grimmett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grimmett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grimmett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Grimmett during this time period were Jacob (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), born in Hessen, who were the founders of folklore as well as historians of...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grimmett 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:

Grimmett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Grimmett, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Joseph Grimmett, aged 28, a sawyer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"
  • James Grimmett, aged 20, a sawyer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grimmett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grimmett (post 1700)



  • O. B. Grimmett, American Republican politician, Chair of Monroe County Republican Party, 1969
  • Naida Grimmett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1948
  • Lib Grimmett, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 115th District, 2012
  • Emmett Grimmett, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 18th District, 1978
  • Dorothy Grimmett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1948
  • Steve Grimmett (b. 1959), English heavy metal vocalist
  • Clarence Victor "Clarrie" Grimmett (1891-1980), New Zealand-born cricketer for Australia, World Record Holder-Most Career Wickets in Test cricket, 216 wickets in 37 Tests (1936-1953), inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
  • Geoffrey Richard Grimmett FRS (b. 1950), English mathematician, known for his work on the mathematics of random systems arising in probability theory, Professor of Mathematical Statistics in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  • William Lawrence "Bill" Grimmett (b. 1956), Canadian former politician in Ontario, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 1999

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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The Grimmett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grimmett 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.

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