Grandjean Family History

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Grandjean Name Meaning

French: from French grand ‘tall’, ‘large’ + Jean (French equivalent of John), hence a nickname (‘Big John’), or a distinguishing name for the older of two bearers of the same personal name. As a nickname it may have been applied in a literal or ironical sense, or as a means of distinguishing between members of the same family with a common personal name. This is a common name in Switzerland, and in some instances may have been brought to the U.S. from there.

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


Similar surnames: Grosjean, Grande, Granat, Brandon, Branden, Brandel, Brander, Andrea

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Grandjean Family Origin

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Grandjean Family Occupations

What did your Grandjean ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Painter and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grandjean. 20% of Grandjean men worked as a Painter and 40% of Grandjean women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grandjean were Farmer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Painter
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Nursing
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Grandjean Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Grandjean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grandjean 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grandjean. 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 560 military records available for the last name Grandjean. For the veterans among your Grandjean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grandjean Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Grandjean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Grandjean in 1959 was 53, and 63 in 2004.

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