Family name origins & meanings
- Swedish : soldier’s name from granat ‘grenade’, ‘shell’.
- Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : from granat meaning ‘pomegranate’ in Polish and ‘garnet’ in Yiddish; a nickname in Poish and an ornamental name in Yiddish.
- Southern French : from Old French granat, originally ‘pomegranate’, later ‘garnet’ and hence a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler or dealer in semi-precious stones.
- French : from the past participle of granar ‘to provide with seeds’; an indirect occupational name for a prosperous farmer.