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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Grymes came from the baptismal name for the son of Grimme.

Grymes Early Origins



The surname Grymes was first found in East Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Grymes Spelling Variations


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Grymes Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Grymes family name include Grimes, Grimm, Grime, Grimme, Grimmes and others.

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Grymes Early History


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Grymes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grymes research. Another 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1279, 1329, 1400, 1605, 1657, 1628, 1701, 1614, 1690, 1646, 1660 and are included under the topic Early Grymes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grymes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grymes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir George Grimes (1605-1657), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Haslemere (1628-29) supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War; Robert Graham or...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grymes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grymes In Ireland


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Grymes In Ireland



Some of the Grymes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Grymes surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Grymes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Grymes, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • John Grymes, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Elizabeth Grymes, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Thomas Grymes, who landed in Maryland in 1654
  • Samll Grymes, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Grymes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Duglis Grymes, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Jane Grymes, who arrived in Virginia in 1717

Grymes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Grymes, aged 19, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Grymes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grymes 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 December 2014 at 08:24.

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