Gran Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental surname from gran ‘Norway spruce’, adopted in the 19th century. This belongs to the large class of ornamental surnames taken from natural features of the landscape. German: habitational name from Gran in Hungary. German (Grän): variant of Grein.

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


Similar surnames: Grahn, Gren, Graf, Gram, Grad, Grand, Grau, Gray, Grab, Gan

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Gran Family Origin

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Gran Family Occupations

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In 1881, Annuitant, Auctioneer Employing 3 Clerks and Cigarmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gran. The most common Gran occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 8% of Gran's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Gran family was Cotton Card Grinder.

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  • Annuitant

    8%
  • Auctioneer Employing 3 Clerks

    8%
  • Cigarmaker

    8%
  • Cotton Card Grinder

    8%

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Gran Historical Records

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Gran Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Gran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Gran in 1954 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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