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Where did the English Grindle family come from? What is the English Grindle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Grindle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Grindle family history?

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.

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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.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grindle research. Another 141 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1519 and 1583 are included under the topic Early Grindle History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grindle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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 settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Grindle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century



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  • Captain John Grindle, Royal Navy


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The Grindle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grindle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 12 March 2014 at 15:14.

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