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Groff Name Meaning

Dutch: from the personal name Grof, a reduced form of Gerolf. Hungarian: variant of Grof.

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


Similar surnames: Grof, Griff, Graff, Goff, Reff, Proft, Boff, Boroff, Rolf, Off

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Where is the Groff family from?

You can see how Groff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Groff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Groff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 110 Groff families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 59% of all the recorded Groff's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Groff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Groff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Groff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Groff. 16% of Groff men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Groff women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Groff were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Groff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Groff 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 Groff. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Groff. For the veterans among your Groff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Groff lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Groff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Groff in 1945 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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