Gringer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gringer surname comes from the Anglo-Norman French word "grainger," from the Late Latin "granicarius." It was an occupational name for a farm bailiff, responsible for overseeing the collection of farm rents. In Scotland, 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."

Early Origins of the Gringer family

The surname Gringer was first found in Norfolk, 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 Suffolk in 1219; and Walter le Graunger in the Assize Rolls of Bedfordshire of 1247.

Early History of the Gringer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gringer research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1200, 1296, 1303, and 1723 are included under the topic Early Gringer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gringer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grainger, Granger and others.

Early Notables of the Gringer family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Gringer family to Ireland

Some of the Gringer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Gringer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gringer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Gringer, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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