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The Griner name comes from Middle High German word "gru-ene," which means "greenery." As a surname, it likely evolved from a topographic name for someone who lived in a green and leafy place; or as a habitational name from a place such as Gruna, or Grunau in Silesia.

Griner Early Origins



The surname Griner was first found in Bavaria, where the name Griner was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Griner Spelling Variations


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Griner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grun, Grün, Grunau, Grunauer, Grunbach, Grundel, Grundemann, Grunder, Grundler, Grundner, Grunenthal, Grünenstein, Grünenwald, Gruner, Gruener, Gruenthal, Gruenbach, Grunfels, Grunhof and many more.

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Griner Early History


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Griner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Griner research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1696, 1716, 1720, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Griner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Griner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Griner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Griner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Griner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Casper Griner, aged 34, landed in New York in 1812
  • N Griner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Griner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Griner (post 1700)



  • L. L. Griner, American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Ben Hill County, 1923-24; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1924
  • Clinton B. Griner, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Attorney General, 1916
  • Carolyn S. Griner (b. 1945), American Acting Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Donald Dexter Griner (1888-1950), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Brittney Yevette Griner (b. 1990), American college women's basketball player
  • Major-General George Wesley Jr. Griner (1895-1975), American Commanding General 98th Division, Pacific (1943-1944)
  • Vera Griner (1890-1992), Russian rhythmitician
  • Wendy Griner (b. 1944), Canadian figure skater

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Griner Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Griner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Griner 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 22 July 2016 at 13:23.

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