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The history of the name Gundry begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived 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.

Gundry Early Origins



The surname Gundry 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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Gundry Spelling Variations


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Gundry Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gundry has been recorded under many different variations, including Grundy, Grundie, Ground, Grounds, Groundey and others.

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Gundry Early History


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Gundry Early History



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

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Gundry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gundry Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gundry or a variant listed above:

Gundry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gundry, who landed in Virginia in 1620
  • Eliza Gundry, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • John Gundry Jr., who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Tho Gundry, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Gundry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lancelot Gundry, who arrived in Virginia in 1705

Gundry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Walter Gundry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) COMPETITOR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Competitor.gif
  • Elizabeth Gundry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) COMPETITOR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Competitor.gif
  • Richard Gundry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) COMPETITOR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Competitor.gif
  • Mary Ann Gundry, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "William Stuart"
  • John Gundry, aged 35, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gundry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Gundry, aged 24, a gardener, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gundry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gundry (post 1700)



  • George T. Gundry (1907-1974), American Democrat politician, Genesee County Clerk, 1933-36; Michigan State Auditor General, 1937-38; Defeated, 1938; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940
  • Sir Nathaniel Gundry (1701-1754), English lawyer and politician
  • Robert Horton Gundry, English Biblical scholar

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) COMPETITOR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Competitor.gif

Other References

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  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Gundry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gundry 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 24 May 2016 at 14:33.

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