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Grob Family History

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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Where is the Grob family from?

You can see how Grob families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grob family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grob families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Grob families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Grob's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Grob families in 1840.
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What did your Grob ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grob. 19% of Grob men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Grob women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grob were Manager and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Grob. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grob 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Grob. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Grob. For the veterans among your Grob ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grob lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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