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Grant: Origin and places
On this name Playfair remarks that it may be derived from the Saxon, Irish, or French. In the Saxon, Grant signifies crooked or bowed. Thus Cambridge, the town and University in England so called, signifies a crooked bridge, or rather a bridge upon Cam River, or the crooked and winding river. The Saxons called this town Grant Bridge, Cam in the British, and Grant in the Saxon, being of the same signification, crooked. So Mons Gramphius, the Grampian Hill, was called by the Saxons Granz Ben, or the crooked hill, but we can not see how from this Saxon word the surname should be borrowed. In the old Irish, Grandha signifies ugly, ill-favored. Grande signifies dark or swarthy. Grant and Ciar signify much the same thing, or are synonymous words, and there being a tribe of the Grants called Clan Chiaran, it is the same as Clan Grant Thus the surname might have been taken from a progenitor that was Chiar or Grant, that is to say, a swarthy or gray-headed man, and, though, in time, Grant became the common and prevailing surname, yet some always retained the other name, Chiaran, and are called Clan Chiaran. In the French Grand signifies great, brave, valorous, and from thence many are inclined to think that the surname Grant is taken from Grand, which in the Irish is sounded short, and thereby the letter d at the end of the word is changed into t, and thus Grand into Grant. The surname, it seems, was thus understood in England about five hundred years ago, for Richard Grant was made Archbishop of Canterbury in the year 1229, and is, in Mr. Anderson's (Genealogical Tables, as well as by others, expressly called Richard Grant. But the English historians of that time, writing in Latin, call him Richardus Magnus, which plainly shows that they took Grant to be the same with the French Grand, and the Latin Magnus. To which let us add, that in the old writs, the article the is put before the surname Grant.
Origin of the Last Name Grant
Spelling Variations : GRANDET | GRANDE | GRAND | GRAN | GRANT | GREHN
Grant: Place of Origin :  London (United Kingdom) |  Lothian (United Kingdom) |  Strathclyde (United Kingdom) |  Grampian (United Kingdom) |  Lancashire (United Kingdom) |  Hampshire (United Kingdom)
Grant: Family Trees of the Grants
GRANT Chiswick, Middlesex (London, England, United Kingdom) 1791 - 1818
GRANT Ealing, Middlesex (London, England, United Kingdom) 1811 - 1882
GRANT Chelsea (London, England, United Kingdom) 1868 - 1873
GRANT Fulham (London, England, United Kingdom) 1877 - 1907
GRANT Portsmouth (Hampshire, England, United Kingdom) 1869 - 1897
GRANT Dunning, Perthshire (Tayside, Scotland, United Kingdom) 1818 - 1844
GRANT Shoreditch, Middlesex (London, England, United Kingdom) 1854 - 1924
GRANT Brompton (Kent, England, United Kingdom) 1792 - 1792
GRANT Chatham (Kent, England, United Kingdom) 1821 - 1850
GRANT Sheerness, Isle Of Sheppy (Kent, England, United Kingdom) 1822 - 1827

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Grant: Famous Genealogies
GRANT Hugh
GRANT Hugh born GRANT Hugh John Mungo (1960 - )
English actor and film producer
GRANT Ulysses S.
GRANT Ulysses S. born GRANT Hiram Ulysses (1822 - 1885)
18th President of the United States
GRANT Amy
GRANT Amy born GRANT Amy Lee (1960 - )
American singer-songwriter, musician, author, media personality and actress
Grant: Famous People
 The last name Grant is related to the following famous family trees :
        JONES Robert Edmond (1887 - 1954)
        KERRY John born KERRY John Forbes (1943 - )
        KIDMAN Nicole born KIDMAN Nicole Mary (1967 - )
        KING Stephen born KING Stephen Edwin (1947 - )
        LAPICQUE Charles born LAPICQUE Charles, René (1898 - 1988)


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