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Definition: Believed to be derived from an English place name which meant either "gravelly homestead" or "grey home," this surname was first used in Scotland in the 12th century. A famous bearer is Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.

Surname Origin: Scottish, English

Alternate Surname Spellings: GRAEME, GRAHAME

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GRAHAM Family Genealogy Forum
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GRAHAM Family Trees on the Web
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FamilySearch - GRAHAM Genealogy
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GRAHAM Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Graham surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - GRAHAM Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - GRAHAM Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - GRAHAM Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name GRAHAM.

MyCinnamonToast.com - GRAHAM Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the GRAHAM surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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