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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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Apothecary

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Druggist

    7%

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

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