Grinton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Grinton family
The surname Grinton was first found in Warwickshire at Grendon, a parish, in the union of Atherstone, Tamworth division of the hundred of Hemlingford.  The place name literally means "green hill" having derived from the Old English word "grene" + "dun."  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. 
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.
Grinton is a small village and civil parish in the Yorkshire Dales, in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. "The church is a very ancient and spacious structure in the early English style, and in excellent repair; the chancel is divided from two side chapels by a carved oak screen of very early date, and the windows present the remains of some choice specimens of stained glass. " 
Early History of the Grinton family
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Grinton 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 Grinton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grinton family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Grinton (post 1700) +
- Stewart Grinton (b. 1980), American cinematographer from Columbia, South Carolina, known for The Four Children of Tander Welch (2008) and C.E.O. (2002)
- John "Grinny" Grinton, English drummer, co-founder of the cover band Tumbling Dice, who played songs by the Rolling Stones and other bands in the 1970s
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)