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Grand Name Meaning

French: nickname from Old French grand grant ‘tall large’ from Latin grandis. See also Grant 1 and 4 compare Degrand and Legrand . German: topographic name for someone who lived in a gravelly area from Middle Low German grand ‘coarse gravel’. German: nickname from a southern word of uncertain origin meaning ‘frustration anger ire’. Danish: nickname from grand ‘pure’. English (of Norman origin): variant of Grant .

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


Similar surnames: Grandt, Brand, Rand, Grant, Grad, Grund, Grass, Grande, Sand, Gran

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Where is the Grand family from?

You can see how Grand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grand families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 214 Grand families living in Quebec. This was about 52% of all the recorded Grand's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Grand families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grand surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grand ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Grand. 22% of Grand men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Grand women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grand were Labourer and Storekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Journalier
    15%
  • Cultivateur
    13%
  • Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Verrier
    20%
  • Storekeeper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Grand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grand census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Grand. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Grand. For the veterans among your Grand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grand lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Grand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Grand in 1944 was 68, and 73 in 2004.

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