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February 2, 2013 – 3:17 pm | Comments Off

… four Grierson families all have documented connections to SW Scotland, with a span of 150 – 350 years according to the various records. One representative is located in the USA, two are in England, one is in Australia. None have a direct family legend of descent from the Lag family, although one has a connecting historical claim.

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Tracing your Grierson tree

November 14, 2012 – 11:47 pm |

On researching your family history, you might trace your ancestors back to one the old Grierson family branches where a family member may have migrated, emigrated or dispersed around the world (many from Northern Ireland).

In times gone by most ordinary folk would have been known only by their first names. As surnames became commonplace, some tenants on estates in Scotland may have adopted the surname of the local laird to demonstrate loyalty, and in south-west Scotland, where many estates were owned by the Grierson family, many people will have adopted the surname ‘Grierson’.