Grassman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Grassman family

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.

Important Dates for the Grassman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grassman research. Another 166 words (12 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Grassman family (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.

Grassman migration to the United States

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]
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]
  • H. Grassman, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "America" from Trieste, Italy [3]

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 [4]
  • August Grassman, American politician, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, 1888-91 [4]

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.).
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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