Grier Surname Origin
A contraction of Gregor, the same as Greer. From Greigh a herd (Latin Grex), and fear a man, a herdsman. In the Cornish British Gryger or Gruger signifies a partridge..
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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