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The Gundrum family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from Gundred and variants such as Grundy and Gundreda. The personal name Gundred is an old Germanic name which meant "battle ruler," and became common in England in the centuries following the Norman Conquest as a new wave of immigration from continental Europe swept England. Over time it has dwindled in popularity and today it is almost unheard of.

Gundrum Early Origins



The surname Gundrum was first found in North England, where the family held a family seat from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was Aicusa filia Grundi, who was recorded in Yorkshire in 1204.

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Gundrum Spelling Variations


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Gundrum Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Gundrum include Grundy, Grundie, Ground, Grounds, Groundey and others.

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Gundrum Early History


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Gundrum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gundrum research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1711, 1729, 1782, 1843, 1824 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Gundrum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gundrum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gundrum Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gundrum 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Gundrum were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Gundrum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg L Gundrum, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gundrum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gundrum (post 1700)



  • George Gundrum (1842-1916), American Democrat politician, Pharmacist; Mayor of Ionia, Michigan, 1893
  • Fred N. Gundrum, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. 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).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Gundrum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gundrum 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 1 February 2016 at 09:11.

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