Grimwade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Grimwade name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Grimwade is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Grimward.
Early Origins of the Grimwade family
The surname Grimwade was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Grimwade family
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Grimwade Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Grimwade were recorded, including Grimwood, Grimwade and others.
Early Notables of the Grimwade family (pre 1700)
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Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Grimwade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Auxilio divino
Motto Translation: By divine aid.