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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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Where is the Groll family from?

You can see how Groll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Groll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Groll families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Groll families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Groll's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Groll families in 1840.
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What did your Groll ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Groll. 13% of Groll men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Groll women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Groll were Clerk 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
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Typist
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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