The name Grundey was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from Gundred and variants such as Grundy and Gundreda. The personal name Gundred
is an old Germanic name which meant "battle ruler," and became common in England
in the centuries following the Norman Conquest
as a new wave of immigration from continental Europe swept England
. Over time it has dwindled in popularity and today it is almost unheard of.
Early Origins of the Grundey family
The surname Grundey was first found in North England
, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was Aicusa filia Grundi, who was recorded in Yorkshire
Early History of the Grundey family
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Grundey Spelling Variations
Grundey has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Grundey have been found, including Grundy, Grundie, Ground, Grounds, Groundey and others.
Early Notables of the Grundey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grundey family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Grundeys to arrive on North American shores: John Grundy, who settled in Virginia in 1635; James Grundy, who came to Barbados in 1681; George Grundy, who was naturalized in Norfolk
, Virginia in 1793.