The Grizzle surname is thought to be derived from the Middle English word "grice," which is in turn from the Old French "gris," meaning "grey." It was most likely originally a nickname
for a grey-haired man. Although, there was also a Middle English word "grise," which meant "pig."
Early Origins of the Grizzle family
The surname Grizzle was first found in 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 Grizzle family
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Grizzle Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Grice, Gryce, Gryse, Grise, Grisewood, DeGrice, Grycie and many more.
Early Notables of the Grizzle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grizzle family to Ireland
Some of the Grizzle family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Grizzle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grizzle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alfred Grizzle, aged 22, who landed in America from Springfield, Jamaica, in 1913
- Rasalin Grizzle, aged 24, who settled in America from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1913
- Theodore Grizzle, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Panama, in 1913
- Lionel Grizzle, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1915
Contemporary Notables of the name Grizzle (post 1700)
- Trevor Lloyd Grizzle (b. 1947), American Professor of New Testament Studies at Oral Roberts University
- Stanley George Sinclair Grizzle CM, O.Ont (1918-2016), Canadian citizenship judge, soldier, political candidate and civil rights and labour union activist