Brief Family History
Spelling variations of this family name include: Grieves, Grieve, Greve, Greves, Greeves, Greaves, Greave, Griveson, Greaveson, Greavson and many more.
First found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Captain Thomas Graves, who travelled on the first ship to Jamestown, Va. in 1607; Jane Grieves purchased land in Delaware in 1682; Admiral Greaves settled in Savannah Ga. in 1823.
Motto: Spes mea in Deo.
Motto Translated: My hope is in God.
Coat of Arms: A shield divided per bend green and red , with a gold eagle displayed with red tongue and claws.