Groh Family History

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Groh Name Meaning

German: nickname for a grizzled or gray-haired man, from Middle High German gra ‘gray’.

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

Similar surnames: Grob, Kroh, Groth, Froh, Roh, Gros, Grof, Grohs, Frohn, Rohn

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Groh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Groh name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Groh. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Groh Family Origin

Where is the Groh family from?

Groh Family Occupations

What did your Groh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Groh family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Groh. The most common Groh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Groh's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Blacksmith


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

Groh Historical Records

What Groh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Groh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Groh 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Groh. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Groh. For the veterans among your Groh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Groh Life Expectancy

What is the average Groh lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Groh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Groh in 1940 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Groh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Groh 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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