Groce Family History

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Groce Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gross. Respelling of German Gross.

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

Similar surnames: Grove, Grice, Broce, Rocke, Grohs, Grote, Grone, Grohe, Royce, Pryce

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Groce Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Groce name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Groce. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Groce Family Origin

Where is the Groce family from?

Groce Family Occupations

What did your Groce ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Groce. A less common occupation for the Groce family was Keeping House. The most common Groce occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Groce's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Groce ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Groce Historical Records

What Groce family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Groce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Groce census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 929 immigration records available for the last name Groce. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Groce. For the veterans among your Groce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Groce Life Expectancy

What is the average Groce lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Groce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Groce in 1943 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Groce

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Groce ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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