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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

Similar surnames: Granata, Grant, Gant, Granato, Rana, Granado, Great, Grand, Grange

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Where is the Granat family from?

You can see how Granat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Granat family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Granat families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Granat families living in Kansas. This was about 38% of all the recorded Granat's in the USA. Kansas had the highest population of Granat families in 1880.
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What did your Granat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Granat. 16% of Granat men worked as a Salesman and 23% of Granat women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Granat were Laborer and Housewife.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Tailor
  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Secretary
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Granat. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Granat. For the veterans among your Granat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Granat lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Granat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Granat in 1944 was 28, and 54 in 2004.

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