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Gross Family History

Gross Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German groz ‘large’, ‘thick’, ‘corpulent’, German gross. The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol, from Hebrew gadol ‘large’. AB This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking countries.English: nickname for a big man, from Middle English, Old French gros (Late Latin grossus, of Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above). The English vocabulary word did not develop the sense ‘excessively fat’ until the 16th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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492,502 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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59,617 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Gross Families

  • Number of Gross families
     870 - 1,738
     291 - 869
     1 - 290
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gross families
     100 - 198
     34 - 99
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gross families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gross Family Origin

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Gross Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gross

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Gross Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gross Civil War Service Records

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