Grant Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Gant, Grand, Granat, Grass, Gast, Great, Grande, Graft, Grandt, Grist

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Grant Family Origin

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Grant Family Occupations

What did your Grant ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Grant. 32% of Grant men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Grant women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grant were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Student
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

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

Grant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Grant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grant 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 202,000 immigration records available for the last name Grant. 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 Card

There are 191,000 military records available for the last name Grant. For the veterans among your Grant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grant Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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