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Multiple Origins for the Surname Grande


Italian


The Grande surname comes from the word "grande" which means "tall," or "large," and evolved from a nickname for someone of large stature, in either size or reputation.

Grande Early Origins



The surname Grande was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor. The name was of ancient nobility.

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Grande Spelling Variations


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Grande Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grandi, Grande and others.

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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 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1403, 1548, 1491, 1531, 1586, 1630, 1656, 1660, 1718, 1671, 1742, 1545, 1500 and 1578 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)



Prominent among members of the family was Ercole Grandi (1491-1531), Italian painter of the early- Renaissance period; Alessandro Grandi (1586-1630), Italian, Baroque composer; Jure Grando (Giure Grando) (died 1656), may have been the first real person described as a vampire in historical records, referred to several similar names that all meant something...

Another 67 words (5 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)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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