Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Where did the English Griswold family come from? What is the English Griswold family crest and coat of arms? When did the Griswold family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Griswold family history?

 More

Spelling variations of this family name include: Griswold, Griswood, Griswald, Griswoll, Griswall, Grisweld, Greswold, Greswald, Griswould and many more.

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.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Griswold research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1100, 1167, 1195, 1563, 1455, 1487 and 1535 are included under the topic Early Griswold History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

More information is included under the topic Early Griswold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Griswold Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Francis Griswold, who was on record in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Francis Griswold, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Matthew Griswold, who came to Connecticut in 1639
  • Edward Griswold, who came to Connecticut in 1639
  • Edward Griswold, who landed in Connecticut in 1639


Griswold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Joseph Griswold, an English convict sent to America in 1744

Griswold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Griswold, aged 43, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Ann Griswold, who arrived in New York, NY in 1821
  • G G Griswold, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J W Griswold, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • F L Griswold, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850


Griswold Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Mr. Seth Griswold U.E. who settled in Queensbury, York County, New Brunswick c. 1784

 More

  • Jared Griswold (d. 1835), American politician, Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, 1835
  • Harry Wilbur Griswold (1886-1939), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate 32nd District, 1933-36; Defeated, 1936; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1939
  • Lieutenant-General Oscar Woolverton Griswold (1886-1959), American Commanding General 3rd Army (1947)
  • Lieutenant-General Francis Hopkins Griswold (1904-1989), American Commandant of the National War College, D.C (1961)
  • Charles Griswold, American politician, U.S. Consul in Manila, 1856-67
  • Byron H. Griswold, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Glastonbury; Elected 1916
  • Ashbel Griswold (1784-1853), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Meriden, 1820, 1826, 1828, 1831; Member of Connecticut State Senate 6th District, 1833
  • Arthur H. Griswold, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wethersfield; Elected 1904
  • Alexander H. Griswold, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Granby, 1831-32
  • Albert Clinton Griswold (1884-1954), American Republican politician, Life insurance agent; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wethersfield; Elected 1920

 More

 More

  • The Griswold Family, England-America: Edward of Windsor, Connecticut, Matthew of Lyme, Connecticut, Michael of Wethersfield, Connecticut by Glenn E. Griswold.
  • The Griswold Family: The First Five Generations in America by Esther Griswold French.
 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Griswold Armorial History With Coat of ArmsGriswold Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Griswold Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageGriswold Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Griswold Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesGriswold Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Griswold Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainGriswold Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Griswold Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugGriswold Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Griswold Armorial History with FrameGriswold Armorial History with Frame
Griswold Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsGriswold Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Griswold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Griswold Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 October 2015 at 10:02.

Sign Up


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more