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Gramont Early Origins



The surname Gramont was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Gramont Spelling Variations


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Gramont Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gramont, Gramond, Gramons, Les Gramons, Le Gramont, Le Gramond, Gramand, Gramanc, Gramande, Gramandes, Graumont and many more.

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Gramont Early History


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Gramont Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gramont research. Another 681 words (49 lines of text) covering the years 1040, 1200, 1394, 1449, 1525, 1604, 1648, 1667, 1678, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Gramont History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gramont Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gramont Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Antoine III Agénor de Gramont-Toulongeon, duc de Gramont, comte de Guiche, comte de Gramont, comte de Louvigny, Souverain de Bidache, (1604-1678), a French military man and diplomat, Marshal of France from 1641, Viceroy of Navarre and...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gramont Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Cramond settled in Philadelphia in 1795.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gramont (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gramont (post 1700)



  • Agenor Gramont (1819-1880), Duke of Gramont and Prince of Bidache, French diplomat and statesman

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dei gratia sum id quod sum
Motto Translation: The grace of God I am what I am


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Gramont Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gramont Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 May 2013 at 11:04.

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