Grosjean History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [1]

Early Origins of the Grosjean family

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 England where William le Gros (died 1179) was the Count of Aumale (Earl of Albemarle), Earl of York, and Lord of Holderness.

The name de Grosso was also found in Normandy around 1180 and it is assumed by some sources that this could be an early root for the name Gros in France. [2]

Early History of the Grosjean family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grosjean research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1419, 1588, 1601, 1771, 1835, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1554, 1634, 1629 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Grosjean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grosjean 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.

Early Notables of the Grosjean family (pre 1700)

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grosjean Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Grosjean migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grosjean Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Grosjean, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Grosjean (post 1700) +

  • Matthew Grosjean (b. 1970), American alpine skier at the 1992, 1994 and the 1998 Winter Olympics
  • Jean Grosjean (1912-2006), French poet, writer and translator
  • Sébastien René Grosjean (b. 1978), French retired tennis player, ranked World number 4 in 2002
  • Romain Grosjean (b. 1986), French racing driver, currently racing for the Lotus F1 Team
  • Fernand Grosjean (1924-2015), Swiss alpine skier who competed at the 1948 and 1952 Winter Olympics, grandson of Romain Grosjean
  • François Grosjean, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Language and Speech Processing Laboratory at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ 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) on Facebook
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