The surname Gramont was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering
, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family held a
since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gramont research.Another 341 words (24 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.
of this family name include: Gramont, Gramond, Gramons, Les Gramons, Le Gramont, Le Gramond, Gramand, Gramanc, Gramande, Gramandes, Graumont and many more.
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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Cramond settled in Philadelphia in 1795.
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