Grossert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Grossert is derived from the Middle English word "gros," meaning "large," and was originally a nickname for a large man. The Groser variant is derived from the Old French word "grossier," meaning "wholesale-dealer." [1]

Early Origins of the Grossert family

The surname Grossert was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat but we may conclude that it is from some source in Normandy where the name was popular in pre-conquest times. The Grossarts were an ancient French family of Rotterdam.

The Groser or Grozer variant was first seen in Colchester where John Grocer was listed in 1350. [1]

Early History of the Grossert family

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Grossert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grossart, Grossert, Grosart, Grosset, Grossett, Grosshart, Grosset, Groset and many more.

Early Notables of the Grossert family (pre 1700)

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United States Grossert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grossert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Grossert, who settled in Philadelphia in 1743
  • Christopel Grossert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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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