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Grof Name Meaning

Hungarian: status name from gróf ‘count’. Compare German Graf. This name is also found in Slovenia. As a surname it is probably an ironic nickname. German: variant of Grob. Possibly an Americanized spelling of the Norwegian habitational name Grov, from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse grof ‘pit’, ‘hollow’.

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


Similar surnames: Graf, Rod, Gros, Goy, Oros, Troy, Groff, Grob, Krol, Greif

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Where is the Grof family from?

You can see how Grof families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grof family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Grof families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Grof families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Grof's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Grof families in 1880.
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What did your Grof ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grof. 14% of Grof men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Grof women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grof were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Grof. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grof 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 Grof. 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 953 military records available for the last name Grof. For the veterans among your Grof ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grof lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Grof life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Grof in 1964 was 77, and 75 in 2004.

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