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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 or some of its variants were: Johann Grossmann, who came to America in 1783. Michael Grossmann came to Philadelphia in 1741; and Wilhelm Grossmann arrived in Texas in 1853.

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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



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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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.

    This page was last modified on 15 June 2016 at 11:08.

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