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Early Origins of the Grylls family


The surname Grylls was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Lanreth. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Early History of the Grylls family

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Early History of the Grylls family


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Grylls Spelling Variations

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Grylls Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Griles, Grills, Gryles, Grylles, Grill, Gril and many more.

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Early Notables of the Grylls family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Grylls family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Grylls family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Grylls family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grylls Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Grylls, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Margaret Grylls, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm

Grylls Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J C Grylls, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship "Earl Stanhope"
  • Rich Grylls, who landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship "Amelia Thompson"
  • J Grylls, who landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grylls (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grylls (post 1700)


  • David Miles Grylls (b. 1957), American gold and silver medalist track cyclist, active in the 1980s
  • Sir William Michael John Grylls (b. 1934), nicknamed Tiger Grylls, a British Conservative politician who was implicated in the cash-for-questions affair, father of adventurer Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls
  • Rosalie Glynn "Mary" Grylls (1905-1988), Lady Mander, a British biographer, lecturer and Liberal Party politician
  • Pinny Grylls, British documentary filmmaker
  • Vaughan Grylls, British artist, photographer and author
  • Brendon John Grylls (b. 1973), Australian politician, Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for Pilbara (2013-)
  • Willow Grylls, British producer and actress, known for The Missing (2014), The Take (2009) and Mischief Night (2006)
  • Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls (b. 1974), British adventurer, writer and television presenter, known for Man vs. Wild (2006), The Island with Bear Grylls (2014) and Bear Grylls: Surviving the Island (2014)

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm

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