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’. 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


Similar surnames: Grass, Ross, Gros, Cross, Grosh, Grose, Bross, Grosz, Gruss, Grosso

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Gross Family Origin

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Gross Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Baker

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Gross occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 5% of Gross's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Agricultural Labourer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gross. A less common occupation for the Gross family was Farmer.

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Gross Historical Records

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Gross Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Gross life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gross in 1940 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gross

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