Grumbly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Grumbly family

The surname Grumbly was first found in Staffordshire where 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. [1]

Early History of the Grumbly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grumbly research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1273, 1273, 1455, 1487, 1519, 1562, 1519 and 1485 are included under the topic Early Grumbly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grumbly Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Grumbly family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Nicholas Grimald, Grimalde or Grimoald (1519-1562), English poet, born in Huntingdonshire in 1519, probably son of Giovanni Baptista Grimaldi, a clerk in...
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Migration of the Grumbly family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.



  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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