Grymes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Grymes family

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

Important Dates for the Grymes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grymes research. Another 190 words (14 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Grymes family (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...
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Migration of the Grymes family to Ireland

Some of the Grymes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 72 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grymes migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • John Grymes, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]
  • Elizabeth Grymes, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • Thomas Grymes, who landed in Maryland in 1654 [1]
  • Samll Grymes, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
Grymes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Duglis Grymes, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Jane Grymes, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [1]

Grymes migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Grymes (post 1700)

  • Charles Grymes McCawley (1827-1891), American officer, the eighth Commandant of the Marine Corps, eponym of two ships: USS McCawley (DD-276), a Clemson-class destroyer, and the USS McCawley (APA-4), a transport
  • William Grymes Pettus (1794-1867), American politician

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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