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Meaning and Origin of: Grantham

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : To give

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, of uncertain origin. The final element is Old English hām ‘homestead’; the first may be Old English grand ‘gravel’ or perhaps a personal name Granta, which probably originated as a byname meaning ‘snarler’. See also Graham.