The surname ‘Grosse’ originates from Germany, Jerusalem (Ashkenazic), and English. It is derived from the nickname for a bigman, from the Germanic word ‘gross’ meaning large, thick, corpulent (from the Middle High German, Old High German word ‘groz’, a cognate with the Old English word ‘great’ meaning great, large), or in the case of the English name, from the Middle English, Old Flemish word ‘gros'(from the Late Latin word ‘grosus’, of Germanic origin). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Gross’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Almaricus Grossus’, from the County of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Anton Gross’, aged 26, from Bachen, Germany. He emigrated to North America in 1863, sailing from the Port of Brenna…
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