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Groat Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a nickname imported from Low German or Dutch groot ‘big’, ‘large’. Americanized spelling of the cognates Groth, Groot, or Grott.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Great, Groot, Roat, Groth, Grof, Groll, Troast, Group, Grott, Proft

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Where is the Groat family from?

You can see how Groat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Groat family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Groat families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 57 Groat families living in New York. This was about 88% of all the recorded Groat's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Groat families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Groat surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Groat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Groat. 22% of Groat men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Groat women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Groat were Farm Hand and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farm Hand
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Groat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Groat census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Groat. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Groat. For the veterans among your Groat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Groat lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Groat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Groat in 1948 was 66, and 78 in 2004.

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