Grothaus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Grothaus surname comes from the Low German words "grot(h)," meaning "large," or "great," and "haus," meaning "house;" thus the name may have been topographic, for someone who lived in or by a large house or farmstead,
Early Origins of the Grothaus family
The surname Grothaus was first found in East Prussia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. They were originally seated in Courland and Livonia in the 13th century.
Early History of the Grothaus family
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Grothaus Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Groethausen, Groithausen, Grothusen, Grothaus, Gothuss and many more.
Early Notables of the Grothaus family (pre 1700)
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grothaus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century