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Gran is a Dalriadan-Scottish name, no doubt originally for a person who lived on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides. The name is derived from Gaelic Mac Crain.

Gran Early Origins



The surname Gran was first found in the islands of Jura and Islay, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gran Spelling Variations


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Gran Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Gran has appeared in various documents spelled MacCraney, Craney, Crainey, MacCrain, McCranie, MacCranny, MacCranne, MacCranney, MacCrayne and many more.

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Gran Early History


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Gran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gran research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 180 , 1625, 1649, 1856 and 128. are included under the topic Early Gran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gran In Ireland


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Gran In Ireland



Some of the Gran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Gran family emigrate to North America:

Gran Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gerlach Gran, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764

Gran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G Gran, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Juan Gran, aged 33, landed in New Orleans, La in 1842
  • Aqueda Gran, aged 8, landed in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Esperarza Gran, aged 6, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • J M Gran, aged 42, landed in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gran (post 1700)



  • Michelle Gran, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1988
  • Arlene Gran, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1988

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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: Amor proximi
Motto Translation: The love of our neighbor.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gran 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 2 February 2016 at 09:10.

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