Francis Gross

1677–1750 (Age 73)
Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States

The Life of Francis

When Francis Gross was born in 1677, in Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Gross, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Norton, was 21. He died in 1750, in Surry, Surry, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73.

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Francis Gross
1677–1750
Mary Gross
1680–

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1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘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.2 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.

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

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