Grand Name Meaning

French and English (East Anglia): variant of Grant. German: topographic name for someone who lived in a gravelly area, from Middle Low German grand ‘coarse gravel’. German: nickname from a southern word of uncertain origin meaning ‘frustration’, ‘anger’, ‘ire’. Danish: nickname from grand ‘pure’.

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


Similar surnames: Grandt, Brand, Rand, Grant, Grad, Grund, Grass, Grande, Sand, Gran

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Grand Family Origin

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Grand Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Annuitant

    7%
  • Lodging House Keeper

    4%
  • Shoemaker

    4%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Lodging House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grand. A less common occupation for the Grand family was Shoemaker. The most common Grand occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Grand's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Grand Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Grand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Grand in 1944 was 68, and 73 in 2004.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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