Grindle Family History
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Grindle Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Middle English grene ‘green’ + dale ‘dale’, ‘valley’ or hille, hull ‘hill’; alternatively, the surname may have arisen from either of two habitational names meaning ‘green valley’: Greendale in Devon or Grindale in East Yorkshire, or from Grindal (‘green hill’) in Shropshire. South German: from Middle High German grindel ‘latch’, ‘beam’, ‘pole’, probably a metonymic occupational name for a doorman. Respelling of North German Grindel.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Brindle, Grindley, Trindle, Rindler, Grine, Hindle, Ringle, Windle