When Freddie Dwain Grant was born on 21 November 1946, in Leesville, Vernon, Louisiana, United States, his father, Fred Mecom Grant, was 22 and his mother, Laverne Mae Cooley, was 18. He died on 5 August 2006, in Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Silver Creek Cemetery, Leesville, Vernon, Louisiana, United States.
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 .