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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Grosse come from its first bearer, who was a person who because of their physical characteristics was referred to as the gross man or the heavy man.

Grosse Early Origins



The surname Grosse 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.

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Grosse Spelling Variations


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Grosse Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Grosse has been spelled many different ways, including Gross, Grosse, Grose and others.

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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 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1190 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Grosses to arrive in North America:

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"

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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. 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 27 October 2010 at 13:37.

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