The Surname Grahame

The surname Graham, of which Grahame is just a spelling variation, is often thought to be a Scottish surname and is found frequently in Scotland, however it originates from the town of Grantham in Lincolnshire. The Domesday Book refers to Grantham as Graham.

The name was possibly taken north by Sir William de Graham in the 12th century where the clan was established in the Montrose area. It is probably that many Grahame's today decend from this clan. There are other possibilities such as the derivation in Ireland from Grey Home.

The name was possibly taken to Ireland in the 17th century and adopted by the O'Greachain's , Gormley's and Greyhan's. Today it is the 7th most popular name in Ireland.

The Grahame Family

So far this line of Grahame's that married into the McLuckie line came from Scotland and have been traced back so far to James Grahame born in Haughead around 1779.

The Grahame Tree

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