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About the study
History of the name
An early recipient of the Victoria Cross in the 1914-1918 war.
British, Brazilian and US admirals.
English and Welsh Members of Parliament.
A Field Marshall.
A Great War poet.
Doctor, Missionary and Explorer.
Colonel in the American Civil War.
and many others.
An Office for National Statistics database for the year 2002 recorded 750 Grenfells equal to 0.00138% of the population, a frequency of 1 in 72,533. This shows a considerable reduction as a percentage of the population as a whole. The name was ranked =8835.
Distribution of the name
The site also contains transcriptions of mainly Cornish parish baptism, marriage and burial records also Digger and Pioneer records from Victoria, Australia and other overseas data, Non-conformist records and Monumental Inscriptions. Military records, migration details, documents including Wills and miscellaneous press and book references are also contained on the site. In addition there are photographs of parish churches associated with the family and links to many other points of reference.
A GRENFELL DNA Project was recently started in September 2015 with Family Tree DNA.
If you are a male with the name GRENFELL or its variants please join the project details of which can be found at Grenfell DNA Project