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Groft Family History

Groft Name Meaning

English: 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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Where is the Groft family from?

You can see how Groft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Groft family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Groft families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Groft families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Groft's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Groft families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Groft surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Groft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Groft. 26% of Groft men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Groft women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Groft were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Shoe Worker
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 4,000 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 Lists

There are 390 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 Cards

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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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.

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