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."
Early Origins of the Gresser family
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.
Early History of the Gresser family
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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.
Early Notables of the Gresser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gresser family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gresser (post 1700)
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