Gressel Family History
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Gressel Name Meaning
diminutive of Gress 1. nickname for a big person, from a variant of grössl, a diminutive of gross ‘big’. variant of Grässel (see Grassel). variant of the personal name Erasmus, Latinized form of Greek Erasmos, a derivative of eran ‘to love’. St. Erasmus (died 303) was a bishop of Formiae in Campania, martyred under Diocletian; he is numbered among the Fourteen Holy Helpers and is a patron of sailors.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Ressel, Dressel, Grosser, Grassel, Kresse, Gessel, Brassel, Rassel