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The Grande surname comes from the Old French word "grand," which in turn comes from the Latin "grandis," meaning "large" or "tall." As such, Grande is though to have was originally been a nickname for a large or tall person, which later became a surname. There is also a village of Lagrand in the Department of Hautes Alpes that dates from early times; some instances of this surname may have come from the name of this village.

Grande Early Origins



The surname Grande was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where this eminent family held a family seat from very early times.

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Grande Spelling Variations


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Grande Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grand, Grands, Grande, Grandes, Gron, Gronde, Grons, Grondes, Legrand, Legrands, Legrande, Legrandes, Legron, Legronde, Legrons and many more.

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Grande Early History


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Grande Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grande research. Another 463 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1521, 1545, 1555, 1560, 1572, 1582, 1598, 1626, 1655, 1669, 1789, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Grande History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grande Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grande Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grande 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 were:

Grande Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Grande, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Thomas Grande, who settled in Virginia in 1651

Grande Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jacob Grande, who landed in America in 1743

Grande Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Perico Grande, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Juan DeLa Grande, aged 45, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Juan Grande, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836
  • Geo Grande, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1837
  • Francisco Grande, who landed in Florida in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grande Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ulysses Grande, who landed in California in 1901

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grande (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grande (post 1700)



  • George Kinnear Grande, Canadian Diplomat, Vienna, Austria
  • Rita Grande (b. 1975), Italian professional tennis player
  • Anthony William Grande (1943-2006), Canadian (Italian born) politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

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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: In variis nunquam varius
Motto Translation: Never varied in various


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Grande Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grande 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 17 July 2016 at 15:38.

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