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Grono History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Grono family

The surname Grono was first found in Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint), a historic county, created after the defeat of the Welsh Kingdom of Gwynedd in 1284, and located in north-east Wales, where they held a family seat on the Welsh border. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales and England was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans met more resistance from the Welsh than in the rest of England. The Welsh fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales into England as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales were presented to the Welsh people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 13th century, although it is undoubtedly much older, when it was found along the north coast from Angelsey to Flint.

Early History of the Grono family

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Grono Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grono, Gronow, Gronnow, Gronowe, Gronower, Gronna, Gronnor, Gronnowe, Gronough and many more.

Early Notables of the Grono family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Grono family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grono Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Grono, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Grono (post 1700)

  • John Grono (1767-1847), Welsh-born, Australian settler, sailor, ship builder, ship captain, sealer, whaler and farmer
  • Nick Grono (b. 1966), Australian human rights campaigner who heads the Freedom Fund, former Chief of Staff to the Australian Attorney-General

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