Grisell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Grisell family
The surname Grisell was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat 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.
Early History of the Grisell family
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Grisell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Griswold, Griswood, Griswald, Griswoll, Griswall, Grisweld, Greswold, Greswald, Griswould and many more.
Early Notables of the Grisell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grisell family
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Grisell (post 1700) +
- John Grisell, American politician, Mayor of Moundsville, West Virginia, 1987 
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