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Grinter Early Origins



The surname Grinter was first found in Warwickshire 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 Grendon, held Thurstan from Henry de Ferrers, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The village held a Mill. Notable is Grendon Hall.

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Grinter Spelling Variations


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Grinter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grendon, Grendown, Grentown, Grendone, Grenton, Greynton, Grendown, Grindon, Grinton, Grinden and many more.

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Grinter Early History


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Grinter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grinter research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1st , 1291, 1510, 1600 and 1982 are included under the topic Early Grinter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grinter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grinter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grinter 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:

Grinter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Grinter, aged 43, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"
  • Henry Grinter, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"
  • Maria Grinter, aged 18, a seamstress, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grinter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grinter (post 1700)



  • Brad F. Grinter (1922-1993), American film director, actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • Trayton Golding Grinter (1885-1966), English first class cricketer who played for Essex County Cricket Club between 1909 and 1921
  • Rebecca Elizabeth "Beki" Grinter, English-born, Professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Barry W. Grinter (b. 1951), former Australian rules footballer
  • Rodney "Balls" Grinter (b. 1965), former Australian rules footballer

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Grinter Historic Events


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Grinter Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Norman Francis Grinter (1918-1941), Australian Acting Leading Stoker from Footscray, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Grinter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grinter 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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