Show ContentsGrout History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Grout is tied to the ancient French culture that is at the heart of Western civilization. It comes from This particular name was devised in Normandy, a region at the north of the country, from the Old French personal name Gréoul. This name is composed of the Germanic elements "gred," which means "desire," and "wulf," which means "wolf."

Early Origins of the Grout family

The surname Grout was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.

Early History of the Grout family

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Grout Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Grou, Groue, Groues, Groulx, Grould, Groul, Groult, Groux, Groud, Grout, de Grout, Groutte, la Groutte, Grouteau, Grouard, Grouet, Groué, Grouais and many more.

Early Notables of the Grout family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was John Grout (c.1643-1697), an American colonial military figure and selectman for Sudbury, Massachusetts; Jean-Nicolas Grou (1731-1803); Thomas Pierre-Adrien Groult (1733-1814), the founder of the Academic...
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Grout Ranking

In the United States, the name Grout is the 17,755th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Grout is ranked the 8,039th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Grout migration to the United States +

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Grout has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Grout were

Grout Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Grout, who landed in New England in 1646 [3]
  • John Grout, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [3]
Grout Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Grout, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [3]

Canada Grout migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grout Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Ferdinand Grout U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 [4]
Grout Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Theodore, Grout Sr., who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Willard Grout, who landed in Canada in 1832
  • Ferdinand L Grout, who arrived in Canada in 1836

Australia Grout migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Grout Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Grout, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Belgravia" on 4th April 1866, arriving in Western Australia [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Grout (post 1700) +

  • William L. Grout (1833-1908), American industrialist and pioneer manufacturer of sewing machines and automobiles
  • William Henry James Grout (1839-1915), American inventor and manufacturer of bicycles; he patented the Grout Tension Bicycle in 1870
  • Henry Whittemore Grout (1858-1932), American financier, state legislator, and philanthropist, benefactor of the Grout Museum
  • John William Grout (1843-1861), American Civil War soldier from Worcester, Massachusetts, killed at age eighteen at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff
  • Aldin Grout (1803-1894), American missionary in Zululand
  • Jonathan Grout (1737-1807), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts
  • John Frederick "Jack" Grout (1910-1989), American PGA professional golfer, the 'first and only' golf teacher of Jack Nicklaus
  • Aaron Hinman Grout (1879-1966), American judge and politician, 27th Vermont Secretary of State (1923-1927)
  • Josiah Grout Jr. (1841-1925), Canadian-born, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of Vermont (1896-1898)
  • William Wallace Grout (1836-1902), American politician and lawyer, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Vermont (1881-1883)
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  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  4. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook