Last name: GRAYSON

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GRAYSON : This last name is indexed 41,704 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GRAYSON : 1: English (northern): variant of Graveson ‘son of the steward farm bailiff or village headman’. From the North Midlands through Yorkshire to the north-west the source is Middle English grayve grayve greve a borrowing of Old Norse greifi ‘earl count’ (see Grave). In Durham and Northumberland the source is Middle English greve from Old (Northumbrian) English grǣfa with the same meaning (see Grieve).2: English: possibly a habitational name from Greysouthen (Cumbria) recorded as Graysone in 1505.

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