× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


Lower Saxony was the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Gresser. The surname Gresser 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."

Gresser Early Origins



The surname Gresser 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.

Close

Gresser Spelling Variations


Expand

Gresser 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.

Close

Gresser Early History


Expand

Gresser Early History



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

Close

Gresser Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Gresser Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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.

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Gresser (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Gresser (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Thomas Gresser (b. 1878), American politician, Representative from New York 2nd District, 1914
  • Lawrence T. Gresser Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 4th District, 1952; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960
  • James J. Gresser, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 9th District, 1954
  • Carol A. Gresser, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for borough President of Queens, New York, 2001

Close

Gresser Family Crest Products


Expand

Gresser Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gresser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gresser 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 14 October 2015 at 09:26.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest