Where did the last name Granger originate and what is its Cajun French meaning?
Quote from the Related Link: "(Origin Saxon) One who superintended a large farm or Grange." If a name comes from one language, it has no meaning in another language that it does not come from, unless the name is also used in some form in that language. An example: José is the Spanish form of the name Joseph. Therefore its meaning is the same in both languages. But in the case of the name Granger, it has no translation in Cajun French that I am aware of; therefore it has no "meaning" in Cajun French other than its original Saxon meaning.
Cajun French is a mixture of French and the native tongue of the Indians living in Louisiana during the French and Indian war. After the Louisiana Purchase, people in that region still kept the language alive (and Cajun is spoken all over Louisiana). (I have heard that Cajun is such a mixture, that many native French speakers have trouble picking up what is spoken.) --shel
If you're talking about the French-speaking Cajuns, then they came to Louisiana when they were expelled from the region called Acadia by the British when they took the territory from the French. If you don't know, Acadia is a region in far eastern Canada on the Atlantic Ocean. The word Cajun comes itself from the French word acadien, meaning "Acadian." In Cajun French the initial a was dropped, leaving 'cadien; this word was then adopted…