Grenville


Grenville
This interesing name has two possible origin. The first of these is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname from any of the numerous minor places called "Greenfield". These are all derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "grene", green and "feld", pasture, open country, land cleared of forest but not yet cultivated. This is the source for the following early recording of the surname. Peter de Grenefeld (1242, Suffolk). The second possible origin for the modern surname, found as Grenfell, Greenfield, Grenville and Granville, is Norman, another locational name from any of various places in Normandy called "Grainville", from the Germanic personal name "Guarin", guard, and "ville", settlement. The Register of the Freeman of the City of York records one William de Grenfell in 1363. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Gerard de Grenvill, which was dated 1161, in the "Berkshire Pipe Rolls", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Grenville [2] — Grenville (spr. Grennwill), englisches Adelsgeschlecht, schon unter Heinrich I. in der Grafschaft Buckingham begütert; merkwürdig sind: 1) Richard, Parlamentsmitglied für Andover, st. 1724; er war vermählt mit Hesther, Tochter des Sir Richard… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Grenville —   [ grenvɪl], englisches Geschlecht aus Buckinghamshire, das besonders im 18. Jahrhundert zu Reichtum und politischem Einfluss kam; seit 1749 im Besitz des Titels Earl of Temple, seit 1784 des Marquess , seit 1822 des Herzogstitels von Buckingham …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Grenville, NM — U.S. village in New Mexico Population (2000): 25 Housing Units (2000): 14 Land area (2000): 0.628163 sq. miles (1.626935 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.628163 sq. miles (1.626935 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Grenville, SD — U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 62 Housing Units (2000): 46 Land area (2000): 0.237523 sq. miles (0.615181 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.237523 sq. miles (0.615181 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Grenville [1] — Grenville (spr. Grennwill), 1) Bai des Stillen Oceans an der Küste von Neucaledonien; 2) Grafschaft in der englischen Colonie Victoria (Australien); 3) Ort an der Mündung des Sinuflusses auf der Küste von Liberia in Guinea (Westafrika) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Grenville — (spr. will), George engl. Staatsmann, geb. 14. Okt. 1712, Bruder des Grafen Richard Temple (s.d.), 1747 Lord des Schatzes, 1762 erster Lord der Admiralität, 1763 65 Ministerpräsident, gest. 13. Nov. 1770. Sein Nachlaß: »The G. papers« (4 Bde.,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon


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