The name Gray originates from England. . It is derived from the nickname for someone with grey hair or a grey beard, from the word ‘groeg’ meaning grey. In Scotland and Ireland it has been used in translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from ‘fiabhach’ meaning brindled, grey. The habitation name came from Graye in Calvados , so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name ‘Gratus’ meaning ‘Welcome’, pleasing and the local suffix-acum. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Gray’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Robert de Gray’, from the County of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Robert Gray’, emigrated to America, arriving in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1654. He moved to Andover in 1657 where he settled and married Hannagh Holt on the 8th of March 1668. He died on the 5th of September 1… Coat of arms: Gules, a lion rampant within a bordure …
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