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Grand Name Meaning

French and English (East Anglia): variant of Grant. German: topographic name for someone who lived in a gravelly area, from Middle Low German grand ‘coarse gravel’. German: nickname from a southern word of uncertain origin meaning ‘frustration’, ‘anger’, ‘ire’. Danish: nickname from grand ‘pure’.

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


Similar surnames: Grandt, Brand, Rand, Grant, Grad, Grund, Grass, Grande, Sand, Gran

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Where is the Grand family from?

You can see how Grand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grand families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Grand families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 31% of all the recorded Grand's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Grand families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grand surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grand. 18% of Grand men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Grand women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grand were Proprietor and Bookkeeper.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Grand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grand 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Grand. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Grand. For the veterans among your Grand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grand lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Grand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Grand in 1944 was 68, and 73 in 2004.

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