nickname for someone of large stature, in either size or reputation.
Early Origins of the Grandese family
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.
Early History of the Grandese family
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Grandese Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Grandi, Grande and others.
Early Notables of the Grandese family (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...
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Migration of the Grandese family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Maria Grande, age 11, who arrived in American on March 22, 1880; Alfonso Grande, age 18, who arrived in New York on Nov. 16, 1886, aboard the "Cheribon".
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