Show ContentsGrozer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Grozer 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 Grozer family

The surname Grozer 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 Grozer family

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Grozer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Grozer family

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Migration of the Grozer family

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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Grozer (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Grozer (1784-1798), English mezzotint engraver who prepared many plates of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Romney, and others, which are much esteemed [2]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020 on Facebook