nickname for a grey-haired man. Although, there was also a Middle English word "grise," which meant "pig."
Early Origins of the Grissett family
Norfolk where conjecturally they were, in 1066, Lords of the Manor of Brockdish, the King's land, whose feudal Lord was William de Noyers, Count of Nevers seated originally at Poitevin and St-Cyr de Nevers in Normandy. Sir William also held Grayhurst Manor through Bishop Odo from King William of Normandy. From this family also descend the Lords Monson and Viscounts Castlemaine. The original estates were sold in 1327. The village now consists of a church, St.Edmunds, which has both Saxon and Norman windows, obviously predating the Norman Conquest by many years.
Early History of the Grissett family
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Grissett Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Grice, Gryce, Gryse, Grise, Grisewood, DeGrice, Grycie and many more.
Early Notables of the Grissett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grissett family to Ireland
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Migration of the Grissett family to the New World and Oceana
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