Grob Name Meaning

German (Switzerland): nickname for a strong, heavy man, or for a lout, from Middle High German g(e)rop ‘coarse’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish grob, cognate with 1, which also means ‘fat’ and may have been applied in this sense.

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


Similar surnames: Krob, Gros, Groh, Grab, Grof, Gram, Grieb, Groll, Rod, Gelb

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Grob Family Origin

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Grob Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Tailor

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grob family was Tailor. The most common Grob occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Grob's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grob.

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Grob Historical Records

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Grob Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Grob life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grob in 1944 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grob

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