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The Anglo-Saxon name Grinham comes from the family having resided in the chapelry of Greeham in the parish of Thatcham in the county of Berkshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English Greenham, which refers to either a green river-bed or a green homestead. Greenan Castle is a 16th century tower house, around 2.5 miles south-west of Ayr in South Ayrshire.

Grinham Early Origins



The surname Grinham was first found in Berkshire, 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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Grinham Spelling Variations


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Grinham Spelling Variations



Grinham has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Greenham, Greenam, Greenum and others.

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Grinham Early History


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Grinham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grinham research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1540 and 1594 are included under the topic Early Grinham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grinham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grinham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grinham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grinham In Ireland


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Grinham In Ireland



Some of the Grinham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Grinhams to arrive on North American shores:

Grinham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Grinham, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1896

Grinham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louis James Grinham, aged 18, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Charlotte M. Grinham, aged 26, who landed in America from Watford, England, in 1907
  • George Grinham, aged 59, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Harry Grinham, aged 31, who landed in America from Crowbourough, England, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grinham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grinham (post 1700)



  • James Grinham (1798-1822), English amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1822 to 1835
  • Judy Grinham MBE (b. 1939), British gold medalist Olympic swimmer
  • Rachael Margaret Grinham (b. 1977), Australian professional squash player from Queensland

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Grinham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grinham 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 30 November 2017 at 13:47.

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