The Grunes 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 Grunes family
The surname Grunes was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Grunes 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 Grunes family
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Grunes 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 Grunes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grunes family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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