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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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Where is the Groh family from?

You can see how Groh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Groh family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Groh families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Groh families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 93% of all the recorded Groh's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Groh families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Groh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Groh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Groh. 15% of Groh men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Groh women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Groh were Carpenter and Housework.

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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