The name Grindle is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived at the chapelry of Grindall in the parish of Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Grindle family
The surname Grindle 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 Grindle family
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Grindle 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 Grindle were recorded, including Grindall, Grindal, Grindle, Grindell, Grindel and others.
Early Notables of the Grindle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grindle family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Grindle family emigrate to North America:
Grindle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jonathon Grindle, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773
Grindle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Grindle (post 1700)
- Captain John Grindle, Royal Navy