The ancestors of the name Grindel date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence at the chapelry of Grindall in the parish of Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Grindel family
The surname Grindel 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 Grindel family
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Grindel Spelling Variations
Grindel has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Grindel have been found, including Grindall, Grindal, Grindle, Grindell, Grindel and others.
Early Notables of the Grindel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grindel family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Grindels to arrive on North American shores: 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.