Grosvenor (surname)

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Grosvenor (/ˈɡrvənər/) is a surname derived from Hugh Le Grand Veneur, a member of a Norman French family that aided William the Conqueror in 1066. "Le Grand Veneur" literally means "the Master Huntsman" in French, an elevated title in William's 11th century French court. Initially, Hugh was called Hugh Lupus. Lupus was portly, and his townsmen gradually changed the appellation from "Le Grand Veneur", "the Master Huntsman," to "Le Gros Veneur", "the Fat Huntsman", and Hugh wore the epithet with pride.[1]

Baronets/Marquesses/Dukes of Westminster[edit]

(see also Duke of Westminster):

Barons Ebury[edit]

Editors of National Geographic[edit]

  • Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875–1966), first editor of National Geographic Magazine and president of the National Geographic Society
  • Melville Bell Grosvenor (1901–1982), editor of National Geographic Magazine and president of the National Geographic Society, son of Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor
  • Gilbert Melville Grosvenor (born 1931), editor of National Geographic Magazine, son of Melville Bell Grosvenor
  • Edwin S. Grosvenor (born 1951), publisher of American Heritage, son of Melville Bell Grosvenor and half-brother of Gilbert Melville Grosvenor

Other people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1066, Gilbert Le Grand Veneur, Hugh Lupus, & the Cheshire Cat," Saturday, 31 December 2011," John's Adventures in Genealogical Wonderland, Internet website [1], accessed January 25, 2015.