Grinndale is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Grinndale family once lived at the chapelry of Grindall in the parish of Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Grinndale family
The surname Grinndale was 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.
Early History of the Grinndale family
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Grinndale Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Grinndale family name include Grindall, Grindal, Grindle, Grindell, Grindel and others.
Early Notables of the Grinndale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grinndale family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Grinndale surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Edward Grindall who settle in Virginia in 1623; Edward Grindall settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Thomas Grindall settle in Virginia in 1639; William GRindall settled in Barbados in 1654.