Normans were overrun by the Vikings in the 9th century the name Grant is still correctly interpreted as the Norman "Grand" meaning "Big" or Eminent."
Early Origins of the Crant family
Inverness-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Nis) divided between the present day Scottish Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles, and consisting of a large northern mainland area and various island areas off the west coast, the shire was anciently both a Pictish and Norwegian stronghold, where they held a family seat at Strathspey from very early times.
The earliest records of the name were found in the county of Inverness (in the modern Highland and Western Isles regions). One of the first listings of the Grant family in Scotland is that of Thomas Grant, a merchant of the king of Scotland who was deposed from his position as visor of York Castle on January 2, 1252. Later Lawrence and Robert Grant were witnesses at Inverness in 1258. Sir Laurence Grant was sheriff of Inverness in 1266.
John le Graunt was taken prisoner at Dunbar in 1297 and was held at Gloucester Castle. Maurice Grant was sheriff of Inverness in 1330. Richard le Grant (also known as Richard Grant) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1229 to 1231. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Crant family
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Crant Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Grant, Grantt, Graunt, Grannd (Gaelic) and others.
Early Notables of the Crant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crant family to Ireland
Some of the Crant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Crant family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Grant who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1651.
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