The Gruhn 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 Gruhn family
The surname Gruhn was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Gruhn 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.
Early History of the Gruhn family
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Gruhn 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 Gruhn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gruhn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gruhn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charlotte Gruhn, who landed in Brazil in 1827 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)