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  • Abigail Gross (1715 - 1786)
    She was the daughter of Col. Paul Crowell and Elizabeth Hallett and she and Hincks Gross were married on July 25, 1734 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.Abigail and Hincks had the following childre...
  • Abijah George Gross (1849 - 1927)
    Nancy Catherine NOE Gross BIRTH 22 Dec 1849 Harlan County, Kentucky, USA DEATH 14 Mar 1938 (aged 88) Kitts, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA BURIAL Grays Knob Cemetery Grays Knob, Harlan County, Kentucky,...
  • Abraham Gross (1655 - 1720)
  • Adolf von Groß (1845 - 1931)
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  • Alan Gross
    Phillip Gross (born May 2, 1949)[5]is a U.S. international development professional. In December 2009 he was arrested while in Cuba working as a U.S. government subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for In...

About the Gross surname

Came from Europe before the 2nd world war. Eugene Gross (Hungarian Jeno, the o with elongated accent marks), told son Stephen that at one time the family name was Nagy, also meaning "big". the Hungarian version was spelled Grosz with a single stroke accent mark on the o. In Yiddish big is spelled Grois, but most Jewish names spell it Gross in the United States. Most Jewish families did not have last names, they used the Semitic form of son of

, but the Austrian government demanded Jews use German names. In Hungary, the story goes, the village was divided into four parts: Big, small, black, white so we have Gross, Klein, Schwarz, Weiss as common last names. There were so many Kohns and Kohens that the civilian authorities made fun and called the Jews Katz (cat) or Kahn (boat) all denoting the rabbinical status of Kohen. --Stephen