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The ancient German region of the Rhineland was the original home of the name Grunewald. Grunewald was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, often attaching the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from", in some cases as a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Grunewald was a name for someone who lived close to the village green. Grunewald is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.

Grunewald Early Origins



The surname Grunewald was first found in Rhineland, (Strasbourg) where since ancient times the Grunwald family made significant contributions to the region's feudal society. Subsequently, the family became prominent in local affairs and often merged with other distinguished families, some of whom played important roles in the territorial conflicts of the period.

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Grunewald Spelling Variations


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Grunewald Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Grunewald include Gruenwald, Gruenewald, Gruenenwald, Grunewald, Gruenwalt, Grunewalt, Grunenwaldt, Grunewalelt, Grunwald, Grunwaldt and many more.

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Grunewald Early History


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Grunewald Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grunewald research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1694, 1460 and 1528 are included under the topic Early Grunewald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grunewald Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grunewald Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grunewald Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Grunewald, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Grunewald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Grunewald, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Heinrich Grunewald, who landed in America in 1738
  • Peter Grunewald, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Philip Lorentz Grunewald, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Hieronimus Grunewald, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grunewald Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Grunewald, who landed in North America in 1837
  • P Grunewald, aged 27, landed in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • M A Grunewald, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Joseph Grunewald, who arrived in North America in 1858
  • Conrad Grunewald, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grunewald (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grunewald (post 1700)



  • Donald Grunewald (b. 1934), American college president
  • Adam Grünewald (1902-1945), German Schutzstaffel officer
  • José Lino Grünewald (1931-2000), Brazilian intellectual
  • Olivier Grunewald (b. 1959), French photographer and author
  • Isaac Hirsche Grünewald (1889-1946), Swedish-Jewish Expressionist painter who was born in Stockholm

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Grunewald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grunewald Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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