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

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Grant family was Annuitant. The most common Grant occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Grant's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grant.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grant

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