Ignacio Grife Hontoria


Brief Life History of Ignacio

When Ignacio Grife Hontoria was born in 1933, in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, his father, Jaime Grife Junyent, was 33 and his mother, Margarita Hontoria Espinosa, was 20. He died in 2000, in his hometown, at the age of 67.

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Jaime Grife Junyent
Margarita Hontoria Espinosa
Ignacio Grife Hontoria

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    World Events (3)


    Age 3

    General Francisco Franco became the leader of the rebels and civil war ensued.

    1936 · Spanish Civil War

    Age 3

    After years of civil war against the government, Franco's side wins. Upon victory, a dictatorship is established by Francisco Franco.


    Age 44

    Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 125th President of Catalonia, returns from exile. Catalan Government is reinstaurated.

    Name Meaning

    English (Midlands): from Middle English grice, grise ‘pig’ (Old Norse gríss), probably a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd.

    English: nickname for a gray-haired man, from Middle English grice, gris ‘gray’ (Old French gris, apparently of ancient Germanic origin, and probably a distant cognate of Gray 1).

    Possibly also an Americanized form of German Greis .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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