Grey (surname)

Grey is a relatively rare[1] surname. It may refer to:

Contents

A-F

  • Catherine Grey (1540-1568), Countess of Hertford, younger sister of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England
  • Charles Grey (1729-1807), 1st Earl Grey, British General, C-in-C British troops in America
  • Charles Grey (1764-1845), 2nd Earl Grey, British politician, Prime Minister and statesman, gave his name to a brand of aromatic tea
  • Charles Grey (1879-1963), 5th Earl Grey
  • Cordelia Grey, fictional character
  • Ford Grey (1655-1701), 1st Earl of Tankerville

G-M

  • Sir George Grey (1812-1898), soldier, explorer, writer, Governor of: South Australia, New Zealand, Cape Colony (South Africa), New Zealand (2nd time)
  • Sir George Grey (1799-1882), 2nd Baronet, British politician
  • Henry de Grey (d.1219), English magnate
  • Henry Grey (1517-1554), 1st Duke of Suffolk, English magnate
  • Henry Grey (1547–1614), 1st Lord Grey of Groby, British courtier and administrator, grandfather of Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford
  • Henry Grey (1594-1651), 10th Earl of Kent, British parliamentarian
  • Henry Grey (1599-1673), 1st Earl of Stamford, British army officer, parliamentarian
  • Henry Grey (1671-1740), 1st Duke of Kent, British courtier and politician
  • Henry Grey (1778–1859), Free Church of Scotland minister
  • Henry Grey (1802-1894), 3rd Earl Grey, British politician


Jane Grey, 9 days Queen of England
  • Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554), married name Dudley, Nine Days Queen of England
  • Janet Grey (b.1952), American actress
  • Jean Grey, fictional character
  • Jemima, Marchioness Grey (1723-1797), letter writer
  • Jennifer Grey (b.1960), American actress
  • Joel Grey (b.1932), American actor, singer and dancer
  • Sir John Grey (1387-1459), English soldier of the Hundred Years' War, Lord Deputy of Ireland
  • Johnny Grey (b.1951), American kitchen designer and architect
  • Julius Grey (b.1948), Canadian lawyer, professor and minority rights advocate
  • Lady Grey disambiguation
  • Lita Grey (1908-1995), American actress and wife of Charles Chaplin
  • Lord Leonard Grey (1492-1551), 1st Viscount Grane, Lord Deputy of Ireland
  • Maria Georgina Grey (1816–1906), educationist and writer who promoted women’s education.
  • Lady Mary Grey (1545-1578), married name Key, sister of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England
  • Mary Grey, theologian, Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Wales, Lampeter
  • Dr. Meredith Grey, fictional character

N-Z

  • Sir Raleigh Grey (1860–1936), pioneer British colonizer of Southern Rhodesia
  • Ralph Grey (1910–1999), Baron Grey of Naunton, Governor of Northern Ireland
  • Ray Grey (ca. 1899-1925), American film director and actor
  • Reginald Grey (1362-1440), marcher lord, governor of Ireland
  • Richard de Grey (d.1271), governor of the Channel Islands and Warden of the Cinque Ports
  • Roger Grey (1298-1353), 1st Baron Grey de Ruthyn, soldier
  • Richard Grey (1458–1483), English soldier, constable of Wallingford Castle
  • Richard Grey (1694-1771), English churchman and author
  • Richard Grey (b.1939), 6th and current Earl Grey
  • Rudolph Grey, musician and writer
  • Sab Grey (b.1962), American musician
  • Sara Grey, fictional character in the Marvel Universe
  • Sasha Grey (b.1988), the stage name of an American pornographic actress
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson (b.1969), Welsh athlete and TV presenter
  • Sir Thomas Grey (1384-1415), of Heaton, conspirator
  • Thomas Grey (1457–1501), 1st Marquess of Dorset, courtier
  • Thomas Grey (c. 1623–1657), Lord Grey of Groby, Member of Parliament during the English Long Parliament
  • Thomas Grey (c. 1654–1720), 2nd Earl of Stamford, son of Thomas, Lord Grey of Groby
  • Thomas De Grey, born Robinson (1781–1859), 2nd Earl de Grey, British Tory politician and statesman of the 19th century

See also

Grey titles

The Grey family[2][3] is almost unique. Only the Howard family has held more peerages aside from the Royal Plantagenet and Guelph (loosely called Hanover) families.

If Scottish and Irish peerages are included the number of Grey peerages is also exceeded by these families: Stewart or Stuart (royalty), Hamilton, Douglas and Butler.

Arms Grey of Codnor.png

The coat of arms (pictured) of the branch of the Grey family which settled in Derbyshire at Codnor Castle is also borne, with differences, by branches of the Codnor family including: Wilton, Ruthyn, (Earls and Duke of) Kent, Groby, Dorset, Suffolk, Stamford, Warrington, de la Mere, (Viscount and Baron) L'Isle, Graney, and Rotherfield.

References

  1. ^ In 2002 the surname Gray was more than ten times more popular in England and Wales Office of National Statistics
  2. ^ R. Ian Jack, ‘Grey family (per. 1325–1523)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  3. ^ The Grey Family The Rise of Great Families, Other Essays, and Stories Sir Bernard Burke; Longmans Green 1873

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