Groft Family History

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Groft Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; perhaps an altered form of Croft.

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


Similar surnames: Croft, Grist, Grohs, Trout, Kroft, Grout, Groff, Craft, Looft, Proft

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Groft Family Origin

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Groft Family Occupations

What did your Groft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Groft family was Carpenter. The most common Groft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Groft's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Groft.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Groft Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Groft Life Expectancy

What is the average Groft lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Groft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Groft in 1958 was 51, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Groft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Groft 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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