The Grando 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.
Early Origins of the Grando family
The surname Grando 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.
Early History of the Grando family
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Grando Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Grando 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... Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grando Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Grando family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grando Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Cosme Grando, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1880 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)