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Grinter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Grinter family


The surname Grinter was first found in Warwickshire at Grendon, a parish, in the union of Atherstone, Tamworth division of the hundred of Hemlingford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name literally means "green hill" having derived from the Old English word "grene" + "dun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The are other places that include the name "Grendon" usually as a prefix. Some date back to the Domesday Book of 1086 as in Grendone (Northamptonshire and Warwickshire) and Grennedone in Buckinghamshire. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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 at that time. Notable is Grendon Hall.


Early History of the Grinter family


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Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 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.

Grinter Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Grinter family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Grinter family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grinter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Grinter, aged 43, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Mallard 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/mallard1855.shtml
  • Henry Grinter, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Mallard 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/mallard1855.shtml
  • Maria Grinter, aged 18, a seamstress, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Mallard 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/mallard1855.shtml

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

Historic Events for the Grinter family



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 and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Mallard 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/mallard1855.shtml
  5. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp


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