Grossman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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."

Early Origins of the Grossman family

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.

Important Dates for the Grossman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grossman research. Another 166 words (12 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Grossman family (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.

Grossman migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Johann Georg Grossman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Michael Grossman, aged 26, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
Grossman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann George Grossman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [1]
  • Peter Grossman, aged 32, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Frank Grossman, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • John Frederick Grossman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [1]
  • Lorenz Grossman, who landed in America in 1868 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Charles Grossman, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]
  • Jake Grossman, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

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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Citations

  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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