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Grinstead Early Origins



The surname Grinstead was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Grimstead when Herbert, a Norman noble was under tenant to Waleran Hunter who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Grinstead Spelling Variations


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Grinstead Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grimstead, Grimsteed, Grimsted, Grimstede, Grinstead, Grinsted and many more.

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Grinstead Early History


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Grinstead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grinstead research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1630 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Grinstead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grinstead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grinstead Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grinstead 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:

Grinstead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albina Grinstead, aged 22, who settled in America from Barnet, in 1892

Grinstead Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • W. F. Grinstead, who landed in America, in 1903
  • James Grinstead, aged 33, who settled in America from Horsham, in 1905
  • Alice Grinstead, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Sevenoaks, in 1906
  • Irene Grinstead, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Philip W. Grinstead, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grinstead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grinstead (post 1700)



  • R. E. Grinstead, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1883
  • Minnie J. Grinstead (1869-1925), American Republican politician, Member of Kansas State House of Representatives, 1919-24; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1920 (alternate), 1924; Seward County Probate Judge, 1925
  • James Fontleroy Grinstead (1845-1921), American Republican politician, Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, 1907-09; Jefferson County Commissioner, 1917-21
  • Durward Grinstead, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Dresden, 1926; Hamburg, 1929
  • James Fontleroy Grinstead (1845-1921), American politician nicknamed "Honest Jim", Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky from 1907 to 1909
  • Charles Walder Grinstead (1860-1930), English champion tennis player
  • Eric Douglas Grinstead (b. 1921), New Zealand sinologist and Tangutologist

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Grinstead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grinstead 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.

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