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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."

Grizzle Early Origins



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.

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Grizzle Spelling Variations


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Grizzle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grice, Gryce, Gryse, Grise, Grisewood, DeGrice, Grycie and many more.

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Grizzle Early History


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Grizzle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grizzle research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1555 is included under the topic Early Grizzle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grizzle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grizzle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Grizzle In Ireland


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Grizzle In Ireland



Some of the Grizzle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grizzle (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Grizzle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grizzle 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 17 November 2016 at 15:02.

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