Directly translated the word gros means "large". It is thought that the name was originally used for a merchant that sold popular fruits or other various food items.
The surname Grosjean 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
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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of this family name include: Gros, Graux, Graulx, Grot, Graut, Grauts, Grault, Graults, Grau, Graus, Graue, Graues, Gross, de Gros and many more.