My name is Joseph Christopher Mross. I'm from Eugene, OR. I have been interested in finding more out about the family and tracing the roots back through Europe. It's unclear to me whether the name has undergone changes or not (perhaps Mross, Mroz, Mross, Mrossaunsky are the same or different branches?) but I had contact with a German living in Pennsylvania named Juergan Mross. He said that the name was Mross (unchanged) and came from Ukranian, apparently related to the word for "Frost", haven't confirmed this yet. He said that ancestors travelled from the Ukraine and settled in Poland and Germany(he said there were a few hundred in the Hildesheim area and that he was related to most of them fairly directly). I've been told that my ancestor was a Joseph that came from Poland, no idea when or any other details.
My dad is Gene Randall Mross, grandfather Donald Joseph Mross (he had a brother, Marvin), g-grandfather Louis ? Mross. I have one son, Andrew Joseph. I wonder if there was one Mross that came over from Europe and started the whole tree here in the states or were there several. Probably the latter.
Any info that you have would be greatly appreciated,