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ˈgræn vɪlgranville

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  1. Granvillenoun

    An English surname.

  2. Granvillenoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

  3. Granvillenoun

    A commune of Normandy, France.

  4. Granvillenoun

    A suburb of Sydney, located New South Wales; named for British statesman Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville.

  5. Granvillenoun

    A town and village in New York; named for John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville.

  6. Granvillenoun

    A village in Ohio; named for the town in Massachusetts.

  7. Granvillenoun

    A town in Massachusetts; named for the John Carteret.

  8. Granvillenoun

    A village in Illinois; named for the town in Massachusetts.

  9. Granvillenoun

    A town in West Virginia.

  10. Granvillenoun

    A census-designated place in Pennsylvania.

  11. Granvillenoun

    A city in Iowa; named for English explorer Richard Grenville.

  12. Granvillenoun

    A town in Vermont.

  13. Granvillenoun

    A city in North Dakota; named for railroad worker Granville M. Dodge.

  14. Granvillenoun

    A town in Wisconsin, a neighborhood of Milwaukee; named for the town in New York.

  15. Granvillenoun

    A village in Jamaica; named for English abolitionist Granville Sharp.

  16. Granvillenoun

    A village in Northern Ireland; named for Granville Henry John Knox, son of Thomas Knox, 2nd Earl of Ranfurly.

  17. Granvillenoun

    A neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta.

  18. Granvillenoun

    A locality in Queensland.

  19. Granvillenoun

    An unincorporated community in Arizona.

  20. Granvillenoun

    An unincorporated community in Delaware County, Indiana; named for local businessman Granville Hastings.

  21. Granvillenoun

    An unincorporated community in Missouri; named for early settler Granville Giles.

  22. Granvillenoun

    An unincorporated community in Tennessee.

  23. Granvillenoun

    An unincorporated community in Virginia.

  24. Granvillenoun

    A ghost town in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

  25. Granvillenoun

    The name of Vancouver, British Columbia until 1886; named for Granville Leveson-Gower.

  26. Etymology: The commune of France is from Old French Granville, Grandvilla, Grande Villa, Grandivilla, from grant ("grand") + ville ("settlement"). The surname is of Norman baronial origin, from Grainville, a former commune in Normandy, from the given name Guarin + ville, meaning "Guarin's town". Guarin ultimately derives from Proto-Germanic *warduz ("guard").


  1. Granville

    Granville is a village in Licking County, Ohio, United States, founded by settlers from Granville, Massachusetts and Granby, Connecticut. It now has three times the population of its namesake. The population was 5,646 at the 2010 census. Granville is known for its New England character and historic architecture, including the Greek Revival Avery Downer House and many others. The Buxton Inn and the Granville Inn are two landmarks of Granville. The Village is home to Denison University. The Homestead at Denison University is a residential student intentional community focusing on environmental sustainability. Granville is the location of the prehistoric Alligator Effigy Mound, built by the indigenous people of the Fort Ancient culture, between 800 and 1200 CE, more than four hundred years before European contact. It may be an effigy of the underwater panther featured in Native American mythology. The mound is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. granville

    A fortified seaport of France, in the department of La Manche, on a rocky peninsula 12 miles northwest from Avranches. In 1695 this place was burned by the English, and in 1793 it was besieged by the Vendeans.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Granville is ranked #11977 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Granville surname appeared 2,608 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Granville.

    52.8% or 1,379 total occurrences were White.
    40% or 1,044 total occurrences were Black.
    4% or 105 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 56 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Granville in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Granville in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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