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Lower Saxony was the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Grassman. The surname Grassman is a nickname surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from a nickname that was given to the first person who used the name. Belonging to the category of hereditary surnames, nicknames are a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, which can refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They often described the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. This name was probably derived from the High German word "groz," which meant "large" or "big."

Grassman Early Origins



The surname Grassman was first found in Saxony, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs.

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Grassman Spelling Variations


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Grassman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grossman, Grossmann, Grosman, Grosmann, Groesman, Groessman, Groessmann, Groesmann, Grosseman, Groseman, Grossemann, Grosemann, Groossman, Grosserman and many more.

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Grassman Early History


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Grassman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grassman research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1753, 1781, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Grassman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grassman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grassman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grassman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grassman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August Grassman, aged 48, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Prussia" from Hamburg, Germany [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM7-BTT : 6 December 2014), August Grassman, 10 Jul 1894; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Prussia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Grassman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter Grassman, aged 1, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Coamo" from San Juan, Puerto Rico [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J646-H35 : 6 December 2014), Walter Grassman, 21 Jul 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Coamo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • H. Grassman, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "America" from Trieste, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66N-WPV : 6 December 2014), H. Grassman, 08 Sep 1920; citing departure port Trieste, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grassman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grassman (post 1700)



  • Edward Grassman (1882-1952), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Rock County 1st District, 1933-52
  • August Grassman, American politician, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, 1888-91

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM7-BTT : 6 December 2014), August Grassman, 10 Jul 1894; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Prussia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J646-H35 : 6 December 2014), Walter Grassman, 21 Jul 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Coamo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66N-WPV : 6 December 2014), H. Grassman, 08 Sep 1920; citing departure port Trieste, arrival port New York, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Grassman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grassman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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