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The surname Grivot is a name of ancient French origin. It was a Breton name given to a person with gray hair. The name Grivot is derived from the Old French word "gris," which means "gray," and was often given to someone with gray hair.

Grivot Early Origins



The surname Grivot was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat at Motte, and were prominent members of the aristocracy.

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Grivot Spelling Variations


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Grivot Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Grivot, some of which include Gris, Griss, Grix, LeGris, Legris, Legriss and many more.

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Grivot Early History


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Grivot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grivot research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 178 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Grivot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grivot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grivot Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grivot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Grivot has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Grivot were

Grivot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Claude Billy Grivot, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Grivot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grivot 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.

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