Over the centuries the name Le Grand may have had many changes and the present form, according to our studies, appears to be different from the original. It is important to realize that the name may have gone through dialect variations, contractions, shortened forms of the original one, lenitions, errors due to incorrect transcriptions and voluntary changes. Therefore, we believe that the surname Le Grand came originally from Grand, on which we are able to provide the following historical and heraldic information taken from bibliographic sources of Araldicus. The surname Grand is of English and Scottish origin; though especially Scottish. It was a Norman nickname derived from the Anglo-Norman-French ‘graund’, ‘graunt’, meaning tall, large ( the Old French ‘grand’, ‘grant’, from the Latin ‘grandis’ ). It was a sobriquet for one of big and broad proportions, a giant in size. It was also given as a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same given name, often representatives of different generations within the same family. This surname has ramified very strongly in Scotland. It may also be derived from a medieval given name, most likely a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta. The Scottish Clan Grant is one of the main branches of… Coat of arms: Gules, three antique crowns or, within a bordure erminois, on a can… Other surnames found: Grand, Garand, Grande, Grandi, Grandt, Grandy, Grant, Grund, Garant, Granade, …
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