Grose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Grose comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who because of their physical characteristics was referred to as the gross man or the heavy man.

Early Origins of the Grose family

The surname Grose was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Grose family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grose research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1190 are included under the topic Early Grose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grose Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Grose has undergone many spelling variations, including Gross, Grosse, Grose and others.

Early Notables of the Grose family (pre 1700)

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Grose migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Grose were among those contributors:

Grose Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anne Grose, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • Geo Grose, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [1]
  • John Grose, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]

Grose migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Grose Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Grose, a painter, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mr. Richard Grose, (b. 1807), aged 28, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 6th January 1835, sentenced for 7 years for stealing 500 pounds of tin ore, transported aboard the ship "Royal Sovereign" on 25th July 1835 to New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Grose, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [3]
  • Elizabeth Grose, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [3]
  • Tobias Grose, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grose migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Grose Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. W. Grose, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 30th September 1869 [5]
  • Mr. William Grose, (b. 1823), aged 50, Cornish farm labourer departing on 2nd November 1873 aboard the ship "Isles of the South" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 2nd February 1874 [6]
  • Mr. William Thos Grose, (b. 1864), aged 9, Cornish settler departing on 2nd November 1873 aboard the ship "Isles of the South" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 2nd February 1874 [6]
  • Mrs. Christiana Grose, (b. 1836), aged 38, Cornish settler departing on 7th May 1874 aboard the ship "Eastern Monarch" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 22nd July 1874 [6]
  • Miss Eliza J. Grose, (b. 1861), aged 12, Cornish settler departing on 2nd November 1873 aboard the ship "Isles of the South" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 2nd February 1874 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Grose (post 1700)

  • William Grose (1812-1900), American lawyer, politician, author, and brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • George Richmond Grose (1869-1953), American Methodist bishop
  • David Grose (1944-2004), American archaeologist
  • Ingebrikt Fredrick Grose (1862-1939), American author, college professor and founding president of Concordia College, Minnesota
  • Francis Grose (1731-1791), English antiquary, draughtsman, and lexicographer
  • Mike Grose, British bass guitar for the rock band Queen in 1970
  • Ivan Grose (b. 1928), Canadian businessman and politician
  • Brent Grose (b. 1979), Australian rugby league player
  • Lieutenant-General Francis Grose (1758-1814), English soldier and Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
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