Need help finding information in Norfolk, England for Gresham or Grissam John or William

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I need help with information for a Gresham Grissam first name John or William possibly Richard or the England to USA variations. Wifes name would have been Sarah G. Departed from Northern Ireland on the ship Randolf landing in Norfolk, VA USA dates between late 1500 to early 1600...Do know they are originally from Norfolk, England dates 1300 to ? England last name was Gresham. Thank you
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Grissam G2G Rookie (190 points)

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I wonder if there is any connection with Gresham's School in Holt, Norfolk. You could ask about their origins.
by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (256k points)
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There's a place called Gresham a few miles from Holt in Norfolk.  However, the surname doesn't seem to have become particularly common in that area.  By the 1600s it was scattered around eastern England.  A concentration developed in Lincolnshire, but possibly later.

But your question is a puzzle, because there weren't boatloads of people going from Ireland to the colonies at that period.
by Anonymous Horace G2G6 Pilot (567k points)

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