Meaning & History
From a Scottish surname, originally 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 the Norman baron William de Graham . A famous bearer was Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor who devised the telephone.
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Sources & References
- Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford, 1990, page 140.