Grissell Surname Origin
Grisyl, in the Cornish British, signifies sharp, keen; Griis or Grys, in the Dutch, is gray; grissel, gray-haired. Grizzle is the old familiar abbreviation of the name Griselda.
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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