The Gringer surname comes from the Anglo-Norman French word "grainger," from the Late Latin "granicarius." It was an
name for a farm bailiff, responsible for overseeing the collection of farm rents. In
, the monks who farmed the old abbeys frequently called their farm operations "The Grange." They housed cattle and stored grain at the grange, and around the farmstead was generally a cluster numerous cottages for the laborers and their families. The monk or lay brother in charge was known as "the granger."
, where the first on record was William le grangier, in circa 1100. Other early instances of the name include Reginald le Granger listed in the Feet of Fines
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