Grant Name Meaning

English and (especially) Scottish (of Norman origin), and French: nickname from Anglo-Norman French graund, graunt ‘tall’, ‘large’ (Old French grand, grant, from Latin grandis), given either to a person of remarkable size, or else in a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same personal name, often representatives of different generations within the same family. English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, probably a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta (see Grantham). Probably a respelling of German Grandt or Grand.

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

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grant family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grant. The most common Grant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Grant's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Grant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grant in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grant

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