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Gros Early Origins



The surname Gros was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France but one of the first records of the name was found in England where William le Gros (died 1179) was the Count of Aumale (Earl of Albemarle), Earl of York, and Lord of Holderness.

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Gros Spelling Variations


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Gros Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gros, Graux, Graulx, Grot, Graut, Grauts, Grault, Graults, Grau, Graus, Graue, Graues, Gross, de Gros and many more.

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Gros Early History


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Gros Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gros research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1419, 1554, 1588, 1601, 1629, 1634, 1714, 1771, 1808, 1809, 1810, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Gros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gros Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gros Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gros 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:

Gros Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Gros, who settled in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Christian Gros, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johan Hedrich Gros, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1753
  • Philip Daniel Gros settled in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Philip Daniel Gros, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gros Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Joseph Gros, who landed in America in 1807
  • Jac Gros, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Philipp Peter Gros, who arrived in Brazil in 1825
  • Johann Daniel Gros also settled in Philadelphia in 1850
  • Wilh Gros, who landed in America in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gros Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Gros, aged 43, arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gros (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gros (post 1700)



  • Earl Roy Gros (b. 1940), former American NFL football running back
  • Joshua Gros (b. 1982), retired American soccer player
  • Jean Louis Gros, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Brigadier-General Justin-Paul-Louis Gros (1886-1956), French Commanding Officer during World War II
  • Pierre Gros (b. 1939), French Roman architecture scholar
  • Piero Gros (b. 1954), Italian former Olympic gold medalist alpine ski racer

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Gros Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Gros Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gros 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 6 March 2015 at 13:38.

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