Grenfell Family History



What's New


June 2017

List of books containing biographical information.

May 2017

Victoria, Australia Index to Probate Register 1875-1969.

April 2017

England & Wales marriages 1837-1936.

Addition to the Biographies Section of Second Lieutenant Gerald William 'Billy' Grenfell.

March 2017

Monumental Inscriptions Index added including inscription from Kensall Green Cemetery, London.

February 2017

List of Freemen of the City of Lonbdon.

January 2017

Family Trees database increased to 3450 individuals.

December 2016

England & Wales GRO births index 1837-1900 added.

October 2016

Family Trees database increased to 3436 individuals with addition of descendants of Capt. Nicholas Grenfell (1770-1855).

July 2016

Medals awarded to Captain Julian Henry Francis Grenfell.

June 2016

Memorials to Revd. George Grenfell FRGS at Basoko, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Birmingham, England.

May 2016

Newsletters added to Publications section

April 2016

Family Trees database increased to 3411 individuals.

March 2016

Memorial to Pascoe St Leger Grenfell at the Zimbabwe Military Museum added.

February 2016

Memorial to W H Grenfell at Sancreed, Cornwall added.

January 2016

Memorial to Lieut. Claud George Grenfell killed 1900 at Spion Kop added.

Monuments at the Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, USA added.

December 2015

Descendants of George Leonard Grenfell & Charlotte Spires married Weld County, Colorado, United States 1885 added.

William Grenfell involved in a fatal accident at Levant mine.

October 2015

John Grenfell involved in mine accident at Bosorn.

September 2015

Descendants of John Grenfell & Grace Roach married St Just in Penwith 1800 added.

Document added 'Notable Cornish Women'.

August 2015

Additional Marriage records for Gwennap, Madron and Paul.

Additional baptism records for Ludgvan, Paul, Sancreed, Truro and Zennor.

July 2015

St Just in Penwith burials added for 1711 - 1736 & 1838 - 1926.

Addition to the Biographies Section of Capt. William Grenfell recipient of the Waterloo Medal.

Tombstone of Admiral John Pascoe Grenfell added.

June 2015

Additional War Memorials in Canterbury Cathedral and Zimbabwe added to Military and Monuments sections.

May 2015

Additional War Memorials added to Military and Monuments sections.

Breage parish added to Places of Interest section.

August 2011

Launch of New Website

Grenfell Coat of ArmsWelcome to the Grenfell Family History Website

[incorporating the Grenfell One-Name Study]

An internet resource for everyone interested in the history of the Grenfell family.

The study into the Grenfell family name really began in the 1980's when Alison Stephen in Victoria, Australia and Arthur Coomb in Cornwall, England were carrying out independent research. Alison registered the Grenfell name - No. 1238 - with the Guild of One-Name Studies in 1997 and after meeting in Truro in 1998 we decided to collaborate and pool our resources. In September 2002 the original Grenfell Family History website was launched and in 2011 the current one was created.

The Family Trees on the website, which was updated on 5 April 2017, currently contain 3450 persons divided into 1225 families with 721 different names.

 The purpose of the site is to further interest in the Grenfell family name and the objective of the One-Name Study is to research all occurrences of the name GRENFELL and its variants GREENFIELD, GRENFIELD, GRINFIELD, GREENFILL etc.

Databases are being compiled to include indexes to Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Parish Records of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, Overseas records, the IGI and published indexes of Wills etc. Wherever possible it is hoped that we shall be able to include many of these on the website.

There are errors, not too many of them I hope, but if you find an error please let me know so that I can correct it. As with all data of this nature it should only be used as a guide for further research into primary sources and no guarantee can be given or implied as to the accuracy of any information on the site or the data included.

The site is being continuously updated - feel free to browse, but please call back for the latest data. Your comments, corrections and additions will be very welcome and we hope that we can add your name to the list of Researchers.

I appreciate that at present the site is still UK orientated, but hope that researchers throughout the world will continue to provide us with information to broaden its base.

Please contact me, Arthur Coomb, in Cornwall by the Contact link above.

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