Groll Family History

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Groll Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from Groll in Westphalia or Grollo in Drente, (from Dutch Gronlo ‘fen’). German: perhaps a nickname for an angry person from Middle High German groll ‘anger’, ‘wrath’. North German: nickname from Middle Low German krul ‘shock of hair’.

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

Similar surnames: Grill, Kroll, Grell, Roll, Goll, Grall, Doll, Gohl, Troll, Droll

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Groll Family Origin

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Groll Family Occupations

What did your Groll ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Groll. The most common Groll occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Groll's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Groll family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Stone Mason

  • Carpenter


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Groll Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Groll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Groll 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Groll. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Groll. For the veterans among your Groll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Groll Life Expectancy

What is the average Groll lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Groll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Groll in 1945 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Groll 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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