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Grant Name Meaning
English and (especially) Scottish (of Norman origin), and French: nickname from Anglo-Norman French graund, graunt ‘tall’, ‘large’ (Old French grand, grant, from Latin grandis), given either to a person of remarkable size, or else in a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same personal name, often representatives of different generations within the same family.English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, probably a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta (see Grantham).Probably a respelling of German Grandt or Grand.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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1,322,169 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
183,627 Military Records
184,645 Immigration Records
1,124,594 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Grant Families

  • Number of Grant families
     924 - 1,845
     309 - 923
     1 - 308
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Grant families
     1,467 - 2,931
     490 - 1,466
     1 - 489
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Grant families
     1,114 - 2,225
     372 - 1,113
     1 - 371
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Grant Family Origin

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Grant Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Grant

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Grant Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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