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Gran Name Meaning

Swedish: from gran ‘Norway spruce’. This may be an ornamental name a topographic name or possibly a habitational name from a place called Gran. Norwegian: habitational name from the name of several farms from Old Norse grǫn ‘spruce’. German: habitational name from Grana in Saxony-Anhalt or Gran in Hungary. German (Grän): variant of Grein .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Grahn, Gren, Graf, Gram, Grad, Grand, Grau, Gray, Grab, Gan

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Where is the Gran family from?

You can see how Gran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gran families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Gran families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Gran's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gran families in 1840.
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What did your Gran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Gran. 43% of Gran men worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Attendant
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Gran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gran census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Gran. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Gran. For the veterans among your Gran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gran lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Gran in 1954 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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