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Multiple Origins for the Surname Grosse


German


The history of the Grosse family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Grosse is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Grosse is a name for a large person. This family name is derived from the German word gross, indicating prodigious size.

Grosse Early Origins



The surname Grosse was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Guenther Gross, founder of the Bavarian line von Trockau, appeared as early as 1097, when he fought under Gottfried von Bouillon against the infidels; after his period of service he settled in Franconia.

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Grosse Spelling Variations


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Grosse Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Grosse include Gross, Grose, Groes, Grosse, Groess, Groesse and many more.

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Grosse Early History


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Grosse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grosse research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1501 and 1783 are included under the topic Early Grosse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grosse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grosse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grosse 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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Grosse or a variant listed above:

Grosse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Grosse, aged 20, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Isaac Grosse, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Nicholas Grosse, who arrived in Maryland in 1651
  • Edmund Grosse, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1654
  • Margaret Grosse settled in America in 1659
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grosse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrick Grosse, aged 25, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Ferdinand Grosse, aged 29, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Moritz Grosse, aged 26, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Franz Arnold Grosse, who arrived in America in 1848
  • Ferdinand Gotthilf Grosse, who landed in Desterro, Brazil in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grosse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Traugott Grosse, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm

Grosse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Grosse, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grosse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grosse (post 1700)



  • Julius Grosse (1828-1902), poet and author from Munich

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Grosse Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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The Grosse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grosse 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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