Grof Family History

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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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Grof Family Origin

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Grof Family Occupations

What did your Grof ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grof family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Agt. Steam S. Co. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grof. The most common Grof occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Grof's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Agt. Steam S. Co.

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Grof Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Grof Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grof

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grof 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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