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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."

Grout Early Origins



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

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Grout Spelling Variations


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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.

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Grout Early History


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Grout Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grout research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1518, 1600, 1640, 1731, 1733, 1743, 1803, 1814, 1825, 1826, 1866, 1870, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Grout History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grout Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grout Early Notables (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...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grout Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Ameri ca. 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
  • John Grout, who landed in Virginia in 1665

Grout Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Grout, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737

Grout Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Ferdinand Grout U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grout (post 1700)


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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)
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. 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. 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).
  7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Grout Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grout 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.

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