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Origins Available: French, Scottish


Despite claims to the contrary there is evidence that the surname claims descent from the Grants or Grands of Grand Court in St. Michel du Treport, and were the Counts of Eu. Recognizing that the Norman history does not necessarily conflict and remembering that the 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."

Grand Early Origins



The surname Grand was first found in 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). The earliest record of the Grant family in connection with 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. The first members of the Grant family actually recorded in Scotland were Lawrence and Robert Grant who 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.

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Grand Spelling Variations


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Grand Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grant, Grantt, Graunt, Grannd (Gaelic) and others.

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Grand Early History


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Grand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grand research. Another 499 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1263, 1333, 1620, 1674, 1695 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Grand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grand Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grand In Ireland


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Grand In Ireland



Some of the Grand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Grand, who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • John Grand, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Alexander Grand, who landed in America in 1652
  • Richard Grand, who settled in St. Christopher in 1654
  • Joost Grand, who settled in the New Netherlands in 1662
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Eliz Grand, aged 18, landed in New York in 1710
  • Augustine Le Grand, who landed in Louisiana in 1718
  • Pierre Guerard De Grand, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • John Rodoiph Grand, who landed in South Carolina in 1744

Grand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anto Grand, aged 20, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Geo Grand, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1837
  • J. M. Grand, who came to San Francisco in 1852
  • Peter Grand, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grand (post 1700)



  • Robert Grand, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Indiana, 2012
  • Jennie A. Grand, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1948
  • David Grand, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate, 1946, 1948, 1952; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 11th District, 1954
  • Mark Grand (b. 1955), American software architect
  • Major-General Laurence Douglas Grand (1898-1978), British Director of Fortifications & Works, War Office (1949-1952)
  • Keith Walter Chamberlain Grand, Chairman, Penarth Engineering Co. Ltd
  • Steve Grand (b. 1958), English computer scientist
  • Simon Grand (b. 1984), English footballer
  • Sarah Grand (1854-1943), British feminist writer
  • Julie Le Grand, British actress
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Grand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grand 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.

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