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Grandison Name Meaning

English and Scottish: said to be a habitational name from Granson on Lake Neuchâtel. The first known bearer of the surname is Rigaldus de Grancione (fl. 1040). The name was taken to Britain by Otes de Grandison (died 1328) and his brother. They were among a group of Savoyards who settled in England when Henry III married a granddaughter of the Count of Savoy.

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


Similar surnames: Gladson, Granderson, Grandon, Ranson, Branson, Brandon, Faison

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Grandison Family Origin

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Grandison Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grandison family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grandison. The most common Grandison occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Grandison's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Grandison Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Grandison. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grandison. For the veterans among your Grandison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grandison Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Grandison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Grandison in 1941 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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