When Lydia Grant was born on 28 December 1772, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ambrose Grant, was 25 and her mother, Hannah Mason, was 27. She married Benjamin Phelps Jr. about 1800. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1859, at the age of 87.
Irish, English, and especially Scottish (of Norman origin): 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: from the rare Middle English (and Old English) personal name Grante or Grente.
Irish: in Ireland this is usually the Norman Scottish name (see 1 above), but it was also adopted for Irish Mag Raighne, see Graney .
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