Gundrum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Gundrum family

The surname Gundrum was first found in Yorkshire where Aicusa filia Grundi, who was recorded in 1204. [1]

However, we did find and older listing of the name, but in its Latin form: Gundrea, mater Rogeri de Moubraie, 1138, called by Young the historian of Whitby, 'Gundrey Moiwbray.' [2]

In Scotland, Robert Grundy de Neuton, Roxburghshire, rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296, and Adam Grondy was juror on inquisition made at Roxburgh, 1303. [3]

Early History of the Gundrum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gundrum research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1754, 1720, 1711 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Gundrum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Gundrum family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gundrum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Gundrum migration to the United States +

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 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gundrum (post 1700) +

  • George Gundrum (1842-1916), American Democrat politician, Pharmacist; Mayor of Ionia, Michigan, 1893 [5]
  • Fred N. Gundrum, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960 [5]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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