Grohne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Grohne name comes from Middle High German word "gru-ene," which means "greenery." As a surname, it likely evolved from a topographic name for someone who lived in a green and leafy place; or as a habitational name from a place such as Gruna, or Grunau in Silesia.

Early Origins of the Grohne family

The surname Grohne was first found in Bavaria, where the name Grohne was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Grohne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grohne research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1696, 1716, 1720, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Grohne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grohne Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grun, Grün, Grunau, Grunauer, Grunbach, Grundel, Grundemann, Grunder, Grundler, Grundner, Grunenthal, Grünenstein, Grünenwald, Gruner, Gruener, Gruenthal, Gruenbach, Grunfels, Grunhof and many more.

Early Notables of the Grohne family (pre 1700)

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United States Grohne migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grohne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J F Grohne, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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