The Clan Grant Project
This project is for users researching the Scottish clan Grant, its history, and descendants.
- Current Chief: The Rt. Hon. Sir James Grant of Grant The 6th Lord Strathspey
- Gaelic Name: Grannd (Surname), Granndach (Singular), Na Granndaich (Collective).
- Crest Badge: A hill enflamed proper
- Plant Badge: Scots fir
- Motto: Stand Fast
- War Cry: Stand Fast Craig Elachie!
- Lands: Badenoch and Strathspey
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Origin of the Name
The name Grant is French, derived from an ancestor who was called 'le Grand" (the Great or the Large.
Names Associated with Clan Grant
- Name Variations:
- Septs: More of Drumchork, Allans of Rhynagairn, The Siol Lewis
- Other Names: Alan, Allan, Allanson, Allen, Biset, Bisset, Bissette, Bizet, Bowie, Buie, Gilroy, MacAllan, McAllan, MacAllen, McAllen, MacCallan, McElroy, MacIlroy, MacGilroy, MacHurron, McHurron, Mackalroy, MacKerran, MacKern, McKerran, MacKiaran, Pratt, Suttie
Clan History and Origins
In the political realm of the Scots, the Grants were considered to be members of Siol Alpin, a confederation of seven clans descended from Kenneth MacAlpin, a 9th century king who is said to have united the Picts and Scots. However, the oral tradition of the Grants says their ancestor was Haakon Grandt of Norway, who settled in Scotland about 960. The Monymusk and Cromdale manuscripts trace Haakon's pedigree back to Odin.
The first historical mention of the Grants is in the 13th century when they acquired Stratherrick. William le Graunt married the co-heiress of the Bissets and acquired a part of her family's extensive lands. One of their sons was Sir Laurence le Grand who became Sheriff of Inverness and ancestor of the Grant chiefs.
What You Can Do Here
- Ask questions
- Collaborate on your research
- Share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area
- Problem finding an ancestors , open a discussion here and we all try to help
- Start your own related project
- Add your profiles
- Add information to this project
- Start or take part in a discussion
If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact the project manager, Justin Swanström