A German, French and English surname, the Gross family name comes from the Middle High German term â€˜grozâ€™ which means large or thick. The Old French term of â€™grosâ€™ which came from the Latin term â€˜grossusâ€™ also means large.
Spelling variations for Gross include Grosz, Grosse and Grose.
The Gross surname is founded in many European nations.
The Gross name is found in most of England, but very little in Wales. The English counties with the higher Gross families are Yorkshire, Essex, Lancashire, Suffolk and Northamptonshire. counties. In Scotland only a couple areas have any number of Gross families; mostly in Midlothian, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.
The states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Missouri, California and Kentucky have the higher number of Gross families in the United States.
Famous: Alfred J. Gross (inventor of mobile wireless communication devices - CB radio, walkie-talkie, cordless phone and pager), Jordan Gross (professional football player), Mary Gross (actress), Milt Gross (artist of comics), Robert Ellsworth Gross (developer of Lockheed Corp.-aircraft), Michael Gross (champion swimmer from Germany), Henry Gross (singer and songwriter) and Gabe Gross (professional baseball player).