Last name: GRANT

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GRANT : This last name is indexed 738,826 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GRANT : 1: Irish English and especially Scottish (of Norman origin): 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.2: English: from the rare Middle English (and Old English) personal name Grante or Grente.3: Irish: in Ireland this is usually the Norman Scottish name (see 1 above) but it was also adopted for Irish Mag Raighne see Graney.4: French: variant of Grand 1 ‘tall large’ (see also 1 above).5: American shortened and altered form of French Lagrandeur: soldier's name from la grandeur ‘(the) size/height; greatness’.6: Probably also an altered form of German Grandt or Grand.7: African American: adoption of the surname in 1 above in honor of Ulysses S. Grant a general commanding the US Army in winning the American Civil War who later served as the 18th president of the US.

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