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Origin of great-grandfather
Words nearby great-grandfather
What does great-grandfather mean?
A great-grandfather is the father of a person’s grandparent (the grandfather of a person’s parent).
When a father’s child has their own children, that father becomes a grandfather. When those children have their own children, he becomes a great-grandfather.
Should great-grandfather be capitalized?
Great-grandfather should be capitalized when it’s used as a proper name, as in Please tell Great-grandfather that I miss him.
But great-grandfather does not need to be capitalized when it’s simply used as a way to refer to him, as in Please tell my great-grandfather that I miss him.
Example: My kids were lucky enough to get to know three of their great-grandfathers.
Where does great-grandfather come from?
The first records of the word great-grandfather come from the 1500s. The prefix grand- is used in family terms to indicate a person who is one generation removed, as in grandparent and grandchild. The prefix great- indicates yet another generation.
Another great- can be added for each generation. For example, your great-great-grandfather is the father of your great-grandfather. Most people refer to their great-grandfathers with titles like great-grandpa and great-grandpop, sometimes in combination with a name, as in Great-Grandpa Frank.
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How is great-grandfather used in real life?
Great-grandfather can be used as a title, but many families use their own unique names. Still, the title that grandchildren use for their grandfather often stays the same even after he becomes a great-grandfather.
I'm trying to figure out how to refer to this vehicle driven by my great-great grandfather. Anyone know if it's more properly described as a wagon or carriage? Photo dates to approximately 1915, probably Dallas area. (Poor hungry horse!) pic.twitter.com/RJeR5jb14C
— Maud Newton (@maudnewton) August 3, 2020
My great aunt found this love letter written in 1936 from my great grandfather to my great grandmother and i – pic.twitter.com/F07vuBXOqJ
— Chelsea Stahl (@chelseastahl) July 26, 2020
Raise your hand if you have a father, grandfather or great-grandfather who was fighting Nazis! They were #Antifa! Anti-Fascist fighters.
— Edan Clay 🇺🇸 (@EdanClay) July 27, 2020
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Is great-grandfather used correctly in the following sentence?
I’m a great-grandfather of 18, a grandfather of 12, and a father of four, so I know a thing or two about temper tantrums.
Example sentences from the Web for great-grandfather
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His great-grandfather, David Yellin, was a prominent Zionist scholar and Israeli pioneer.
Lobanov hadn't seen the sea until he was 28, though he has some maritime roots—his great-grandfather was from the Greek islands.The World's Most Beautiful Boat—Yours for Half a Billion Dollars|Tim Teeman|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Your great-grandfather killed my great-grandfather” can also do the trick.
Charles is 52 and a great-grandfather, which in terms of simple mathematics is quite a feat.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sir Anthony, the third baronet, took after his great-grandfather and dreamed of sailing north to help the Earl of Mar in 1715.The Vanity Girl|Compton Mackenzie
This Kirschius was inherited from my great-grandfather and it did not suffer much damage.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
Why, you are actually shivering over something which happened in my great-grandfather's time!Hester's Counterpart|Jean K. Baird
It was given to my great-grandfather when he was mayor of Middleburg.The Bow of Orange Ribbon|Amelia E. Barr
My materials for my great-grandfather are almost null; for my grandfather copious and excellent.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson