The origin of the surname Grantham is uncertain, although it is said to probably be Old English, meaning “grand.”  The surname had its beginning with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. “Granta+ham” meaning “Granta’s Village” appeared as early as 1086 in the Domesday Book in its present form. 

Grantham, is a town located in the County of Lincolnshire.  The first documented Grantham families can be found there where they were said to have held a family seat from very ancient times – some researchers say well before the Norman Conquest.

Our Grantham family research focuses on:

  • Edward Grantham (1643-1704) and wife Elizabeth – Known as Old Edward – plantation owner near Jamestown, Virginia
  • Edward Grantham II (1686-1768) and wife Katherine Proctor – settlers near the Neuse River in North Carolina
  • John Grantham (1725-abt 1781) and wife Ann Brown
  • William Grantham (1753-1800) and wife Rhonda
  • William M. Grantham (1783-1863) and wife Susannah Richardson
  • Jesse Richardson Grantham (1833-1904) and wife Susan Adeline Parks – Texas pioneer
  • Hillard Cisero Grantham (1854-1939) and wife Margaret Dickson
  • George Washington Grantham (1877-1954) and wife Beulah Viola Rogers
  • Vira Lorene Grantham (1919-2009) and husband Thomas Orville Atwood

6 responses to “Grantham

  1. Gail Hughes Britton

    February 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Hi, My grandmother was a Grantham (in Alabama) and I am very interested in sharing information with you. I have had arm surgery and will be a sling for the next six weeks. As soon as I can type, I will get my information to you as typing left handed is a very long process.

    Gail Britton

    • N. Lieberman

      May 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Good evening, Your post on the Curbow – Montoya web site is dated 2011. At this writing it is 2016, but I am taking a chance in trying to reach you. My gggg grandfather is Nathan Grantham who died in Henry County Alabama. Are you related to him?

      • Judy Curbow

        May 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

        Thank you for stopping by the blog and taking the time to leave your question. I have searched my database and it does not include a Nathan Grantham. My husband’s grandmother was a Grantham. Her grandfather left Union County, Georgia either during or at the end of the Civil War. They settled in Texas. I am sure that there is a connection – but I just don’t know how or where. Good luck on your family history research! Best regards, Judy

  2. michael grantham

    August 30, 2011 at 8:40 am

    artesia, nm. 29 yrs old. please contact me.

  3. Jeff Harris

    February 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I was born a Grantham, and adopted by the Harris’

    In fact the same exact Chaplin Charles Harris family that assisted in William Henry Lytle, Jr. burial after the devastating tornado.

    • Judy Curbow

      February 14, 2012 at 5:54 am

      Hi Jeff: Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. It sure is a small world right? Mr. Lytle connects to our Curbow family. Would love to hear more of your story. Judy Curbow


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