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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
  • Elizabeth Gundry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1847
  • Richard Gundry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1847
  • 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



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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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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