Grand Family History

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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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Grand Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grand name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grand. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Grand Family Origin

Where is the Grand family from?

Grand Family Occupations

What did your Grand ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Grand occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Grand's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grand. A less common occupation for the Grand family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Grocer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Grand ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Grand Historical Records

What Grand family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Grand Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grand ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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