First name origin & meaning:
Old English: To shine
First name variations: Grey, Grayson, Graydon, Greeley, Graye, Grai, Greye, Gray
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from Griswolds Farm in Snitterfield,
Warwickshire, which is probably named with Old English
grēosn ‘gravel’ + weald ‘woodland’.
- Edward Griswold (1607–91) and his family were Puritans who came
to the American colonies from Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, England, on
the Mary and John, arriving on 30 May 1630. They settled first in
Dorcester MA, and in 1639 moved to Windsor VT. Matthew Griswold
emigrated to New England in 1639, settling first in Windsor, CT, and
later in Lyme, CT.
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