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The Grattan surname was Mag Reachtain in Irish Gaelic.

Grattan Early Origins



The surname Grattan was first found in Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Grattan Spelling Variations


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Grattan Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Grattan include Gratton, Grattan, MacGrattan and others.

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Grattan Early History


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Grattan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grattan research. Another 466 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1500, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Grattan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grattan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grattan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grattan 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Grattan to North America:

Grattan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Grattan, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Edward Grattan settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1862

Grattan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Grattan, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • John Grattan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Spartan" in 1849

Grattan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Grattan, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Rebecca Grattan, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Mary Grattan, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Eliza Grattan, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • John Grattan, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grattan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grattan (post 1700)



  • William J. Grattan (b. 1876), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 4th District, 1903-06; Member of New York State Senate 28th District, 1907-10
  • Henry Grattan (1746-1820), Irish statesman and lawyer
  • Thomas Colley Grattan (1792-1864), Irish writer
  • Henry Grattan (1789-1859), Irish politician
  • Michelle Grattan (b. 1936), Australian journalist
  • Harry Grattan (1867-1951), British stage actor, singer, dancer and writer

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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: Pro patria vivere et mori
Motto Translation: For my country, I live and die


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  7. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Grattan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grattan 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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