Old Travel Blog Photograph Alexander Middleton Grant Glasgow Scotland

Old travel Blog photograph of young Alexander Middleton Grant from Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. The Grant surname was first introduced into Scotland in the year 1258, when Robertus Grant who had formerly held estates in England, was a witness to a charter in Inverness in the Highlands. As Sir Robert Grant he was the sherriff of Inverness in 1266, and effectively founder of the Scottish clan dynasty. One of the most famous bearers of the name was Ulysses S. Grant, born 1822, died 1885, the eighteenth president of the United States, from 1869 to 1877, and commander in chief of Union forces in the American Civil War. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hugo Grandi in 1084.

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