The surname Grossett is derived from the Middle English word "gros," meaning "large," and was originally a nickname
for a large man.
Early Origins of the Grossett family
The surname Grossett 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.
Early History of the Grossett family
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Grossett Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Grossart, Grossert, Grosart, Grosset, Grossett, Grosshart, Grosset, Groset and many more.
Early Notables of the Grossett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grossett family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christopher Grossert, who settled in Philadelphia in 1743; Adam Grosshart, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1771; as well as Catherine Grosset, who left Acadia for South America in 1765..