Gruener History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gruener 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 Gruener family

The surname Gruener was first found in Bavaria, where the name Gruener 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.

Important Dates for the Gruener family

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

Gruener 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 Gruener family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gruener family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Valentin Grun, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742; Hans David Grun, who settled in Philadelphia in 1744; Christian Grun, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1744.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gruener (post 1700)

  • Garrett Gruener, American founder of and a co-founder of Alta Partners
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