Grace Family History
Grace Name Meaning
English: nickname from Old French cras gras ‘fat big’ (from Latin crassus Anglo-Latin grassus). English: topographic name from Middle English gras ‘grass pasture’ (Old English græs) for someone who lived near an area of grassland. Scottish: in some instances probably a variant of Gracey . English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English female personal name Grace. This seems in the first instance to have been from an ancient Germanic element grīs ‘gray’ (see Grice ) but was soon associated by folk etymology with the Latin word meaning ‘charm’. See Gracey . English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English (Old French) grace ‘grace favor good will’ also ‘goodness beauty charm’ (from Latin gratia) but evidence to confirm this possibility is lacking.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press