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The surname Grandy was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of l'Eprevier. They were one of the leading aristocratic families of Normandy. They also branched to De Grondin, a village in the department of Gers in Aquitaine in the region of the midi-Pyrénées.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grondin, Grondian, Grondine, Grondan, Grandon, Grandin, Grandian and many more.


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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grandy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Grandy, who landed in Virginia in 1635

Grandy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Grandy, aged 22, arrived in Georgia in 1732
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  • Paul A. Grandy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1948
  • Frederick Lawrence Grandy (b. 1948), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1987-95; Candidate in primary for Governor of Iowa, 1994
  • Elmer E. Grandy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1916
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    Other References

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    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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