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Grono Early Origins



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.

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Grono Spelling Variations


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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.

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Grono Early History


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Grono Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grono research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Grono History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grono Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grono Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grono 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grono (post 1700)


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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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Grono Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Grono Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grono 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 10 July 2015 at 07:51.

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