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Early Origins of the Grumbley family


The surname Grumbley was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1086 when Grimbaldus held a family seat in that shire. Saint Grimbald (Grimwald) (820-903) was a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Saint Bertin near Saint-Omer, France. He was invited by Alfred to England but declined the Diocese of Canterbury. His son, King Edward the Elder appointed him abbot of the New Minster at Winchester and he died in the year of its dedication.

Early History of the Grumbley family


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Grumbley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Grimbald, Grimble, Gribble, Grimball, Grimbell, Grimbaud and many more.

Early Notables of the Grumbley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Grumbley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grumbley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


Contemporary Notables of the name Grumbley (post 1700)


  • Keith Gordon Grumbley, English politician for Hampton Court in the Herefordshire Council election, 2003 and 2007
  • Major DW Grumbley CBE DSO, British Inspector General of Posts and Telegraphs in 1933

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