as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1381 when Roger Grysewold held estates in that shire.
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of this family name include: Griswold, Griswood, Griswald, Griswoll, Griswall, Grisweld, Greswold, Greswald, Griswould and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Griswold, who was on record in Cambridge, MA in 1637; Matthew Griswold, who came to Connecticut in 1639; Edward Griswold, who came to Connecticut in 1639.