Grimwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rich and ancient history of the Grimwood family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Grimward.

Early Origins of the Grimwood family

The surname Grimwood 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.

Important Dates for the Grimwood family

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Grimwood Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Grimwood have been found, including Grimwood, Grimwade and others.

Early Notables of the Grimwood family (pre 1700)

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Grimwood migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Grimwood, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Grimwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Grimwood, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1865
  • Walter Grimwood, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [1]
Grimwood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • A Grimwood, aged 33, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Alice Grimwood, aged 37, who settled in America from London, in 1903
  • Daniel F. A. Grimwood, aged 38, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Adolfo Grimwood, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1906
  • E. P. Grimwood, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grimwood migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grimwood Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Daisy Grimwood, aged 32, who settled in Edmonton, Canada, in 1913

Grimwood migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Grimwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Grimwood, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega" [2]

Grimwood migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Grimwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Frederick Grimwood, (b. 1857), aged 1 year 6 months, English settler from Suffolk travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [3]
  • Mr. Robert Grimwood, (b. 1810), aged 48, English labourer from Suffolk travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [3]
  • Mrs. Ann Grimwood, (b. 1814), aged 44, English settler from Suffolk travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [3]
  • Mr. John Grimwood, (b. 1838), aged 20, English labourer from Suffolk travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [3]
  • Mr. Robert Grimwood, (b. 1840), aged 18, English labourer from Suffolk travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Grimwood (post 1700)

  • Jennie Grimwood, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 2008 [4]
  • Mr. Paul Anthony Grimwood C.B.E.,, born in Yorkshire, British nNon-Executive Chairman of Nestleé, was appointed the Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to the food and drinks industry in the UK and overseas [5]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, July 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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