Granat Family History
Granat Name Meaning
Swedish: soldier’s name from granat ‘grenade’, ‘shell’. Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from granat meaning ‘pomegranate’ in Polish and ‘garnet’ in Yiddish; a nickname in Poish and an ornamental name in Yiddish. Southern French: from Old French granat, originally ‘pomegranate’, later ‘garnet’ and hence a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler or dealer in semi-precious stones. French: from the past participle of granar ‘to provide with seeds’; an indirect occupational name for a prosperous farmer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press