Gran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Gran family

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.

Important Dates for the Gran family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gran research. Another 111 words (8 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Gran family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gran family to Ireland

Some of the Gran family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gran migration to the United States

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 [1]
Gran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G Gran, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Juan Gran, aged 33, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1842 [1]
  • Aqueda Gran, aged 8, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1847 [1]
  • Esperarza Gran, aged 6, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847 [1]
  • J M Gran, aged 42, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gran (post 1700)

  • Michelle Gran, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1988 [2]
  • Arlene Gran, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1988 [2]

Historic Events for the Gran family

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  • Paul Gran (1919-1957), German Verwaltungsgefreiter serving aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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