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Lower Saxony was the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Grossman. The surname Grossman 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."

Grossman Early Origins



The surname Grossman 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.

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Grossman Spelling Variations


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Grossman 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.

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Grossman Early History


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Grossman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grossman research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1753, 1781, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Grossman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grossman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grossman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grossman 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grossman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Grossman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Johann Georg Grossman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Michael Grossman, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741

Grossman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann George Grossman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Peter Grossman, aged 32, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Frank Grossman, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • John Frederick Grossman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Lorenz Grossman, who landed in America in 1868
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grossman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sigman Grossman, who landed in Arkansas in 1905
  • Charles Grossman, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906
  • Jake Grossman, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grossman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grossman (post 1700)



  • Michael Grossman (b. 1942), American health economist and economics professor at City University of New York Graduate Center
  • Michael N. Grossman, American film and television director
  • Marc Grossman (b. 1951), American former diplomat, United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2011-2012), 18th Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs (2001-2005)
  • Curt Randy Grossman (b. 1952), former professional American football player
  • Larry Grossman (b. 1938), American composer of Broadway musicals, best known for his work on The Muppet Show
  • Rex Daniel Grossman III (b. 1980), American football quarterback
  • Dave Grossman (b. 1956), American author and retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Army
  • David Grossman, American film and television director, He is best known for his work on the ABC series Desperate Housewives
  • Richard Grossman (1921-2014), American publisher
  • Richard Grossman (1937-1992), American jazz pianist known for his work as an improviser
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Grossman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Grossman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grossman 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 June 2016 at 16:17.

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