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Granda Name Meaning

Asturian-Leonese and Galician: habitational name from any of various places in Asturies and Galicia named with granda ‘rocky plain’, ‘scrub-covered upland with poor soil’ (from pre-Roman gándara).

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


Similar surnames: Grana, Aranda, Prada, Grande, Granada, Grona, Grado, Rada, Brandau

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Where is the Granda family from?

You can see how Granda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Granda family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Granda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Granda families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Granda's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Granda families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Granda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Granda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Granda. 28% of Granda men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Granda women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Granda were Fireman and Wrapper.

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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
    28%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Painter
    6%
  • Fireman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    20%
  • Packer
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Wrapper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Granda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Granda 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Granda. 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 433 military records available for the last name Granda. For the veterans among your Granda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Granda lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Granda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Granda in 1947 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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