Grosser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Lower Saxony was the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Grosser. The surname Grosser is a nickname surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from a nickname that was given to the first person who used the name. Belonging to the category of hereditary surnames, nicknames are a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, which can refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They often described the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. This name was probably derived from the High German word "groz," which meant "large" or "big."

Early Origins of the Grosser family

The surname Grosser was first found in Saxony, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs.

Early History of the Grosser family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grosser research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1753, 1781, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Grosser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grosser Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grossman, Grossmann, Grosman, Grosmann, Groesman, Groessman, Groessmann, Groesmann, Grosseman, Groseman, Grossemann, Grosemann, Groossman, Grosserman and many more.

Early Notables of the Grosser family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grosser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Grosser migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grosser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mariana Grosser, who landed in New York, NY in 1749 [1]
Grosser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Albert Grosser, who landed in America in 1841 [1]
  • M Grosser, aged 25, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
Grosser Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Richard Grosser, who arrived in Pike County, Ind in 1904 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Grosser (post 1700) +

  • Philip Grosser (1890-1933), Ukrainian-American anarchist and anti-militarist
  • Pamela Grosser (b. 1977), German actress
  • Thomas Grosser (1965-2008), German footballer
  • Peter Grosser (b. 1938), German football player and coach
  • Alfred Grosser (b. 1925), German-French writer, sociologist, and political scientist
  • Arthur Grosser (b. 1987), Canadian physical chemist and actor


  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)


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