Grindin family page
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Origins of surname
We have not been able to find any information about the origins of this name.
The name first appeared in Jersey in St Mary. Thomas Grindin and Esther Le Vesconte were married there in 1679. Tracking the family's early generations is difficult, because there appear to have been three with the name Thomas married and having children baptised in the early 1700s. There was a Thomas Grindin married to Jeanne Le Brocq and another married to Anne Gibaut. There are no marriage records for these two couples.
- Grandin, a different family, but possibly a name variant, although not recognised as such in France. There is certainly some confusion between the two names in the Jersey records. There is a marriage record for a Jean Grandin, who was almost certainly the Jean Grindin shown as the father of children in baptism records.
Although these families are almost certainly closely related, we have been unable to establish a connection
Births and baptisms
These wills created by members of the family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Thomas Grindin - 26 June 1862, D/Y/A/31
- Jean Grindin of St Mary, desires to be buried in St Mary's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Mary, £6 of the order of the King 22 February 1808 - D/Y/A/17