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

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In 1880, the most common Grandjean occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Grandjean's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grandjean family was Druggist. Farmer, Apothecary and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grandjean.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Apothecary

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Druggist

    7%

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Grandjean Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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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