Gros Family History
Gros Name Meaning
French: nickname for a large or fat man from Old French gros ‘big fat’ from Late Latin grossus of ancient Germanic origin. Compare Legros . Jewish (Ashkenazic) and English (Middlesex of Norman origin): variant of Gross . Slovenian Polish Czech Slovak and Croatian: from German Gross often applied as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic nicknames or surnames. Croatian and Czech (Groš): nickname from groš ‘groschen’ the name of a medieval thick silver coin and later e.g. in Austria of a coin of a small value (see Grosh ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022