Type Surname (from location)
Usage Scottish

Meaning & History

Derived from the English place name Grantham, which probably meant "gravelly homestead" in Old English. The surname was first taken to Scotland in the 12th century by William de Graham [1].

Related Names

VariantsGraeme, Grahame
Given Name DescendantGraham(Scottish)


Sources & References

  1. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford, 1990, page 140.
Entry updated February 4, 2020