The ancestry of the name Grindale dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived at the chapelry of Grindall in the parish of Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Grindale family
The surname Grindale was first found in Yorkshire
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 Grindale family
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Grindale 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 Grindale have been found, including Grindall, Grindal, Grindle, Grindell, Grindel and others.
Early Notables of the Grindale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grindale family to the New World and Oceana
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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Grindale, or a variant listed above: Edward Grindall who settle in Virginia in 1623; Edward Grindall settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Thomas Grindall settle in Virginia in 1639; William GRindall settled in Barbados in 1654.