Major Octave is listed only by Irwin, who says: A powerfully voiced and large-scaled Diapason Octave of 4' on the manuals, and sometimes at 8' on the pedals. It is designed to sound with a very loud unison Diapason, such as the Major Diapason. The name Grand Octave is mentioned only in passing by Audsley: �The term grand has been applied to other stops for the purpose of indicating their relative importance; we, accordingly, find such terms as ... Grand Octave.� We can only assume that this name indicates a 4' Grand Diapason, and thus is a synonym for Major Octave.
No examples of Grand Octave are known. Contributions welcome.