Gruss Family History
Gruss Name Meaning
from Middle High German gruz ‘grain’, ‘groats’, ‘dregs’; possibly a derogatory occupational nickname for a grain merchant, or a topographic name for someone living on sandy soil. (also Grüss): from a Germanic personal name formed with an element reflected in Gothic hrotheigs ‘victorious’. perhaps of Slavic origin: from a pet form of a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Gregorius (see Gregory).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press