Precilla Elizabeth Gross

Brief Life History of Precilla Elizabeth

When Precilla Elizabeth Gross was born on 24 November 1862, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, her father, Anderson D. Gross, was 39 and her mother, Martha Ann Drake, was 38. She married William A Robinson on 5 January 1886, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in South Carrollton, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 8 February 1940, in Bremen, Logan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Scott Cemetery, Bremen, Logan, Kentucky, United States.

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William A Robinson
Precilla Elizabeth Gross
Marriage: 5 January 1886
Thomas Robinson
Alva Roblinson
Bessie Robinson
Bessie Roblinson
Claud Roberson

Sources (14)

  • Precilla Grop in household of Anderson Grop, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Priscilla E Gross, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Percilla Elizabeth Robertson, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963"

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Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large, corpulent’, German gross. This surname is also established in some other parts of Europe, most notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia it is also found (in Slovenia almost exclusively) in the Slavicized form Gros (see also 3 below). The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol .

English: descriptive nickname for a big man, from Middle English gros, grosse, groce ’large; heavy’, also meaning ‘simple, plain’, from Old French gros ‘big, fat’ (from Latin grossus ‘thick’), a word of ancient Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above.

Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian, Polish, Croatian or other Slavic Gros , itself of German origin (see 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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