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Gros Name Meaning

French: nickname for a large or fat man from Old French gros ‘big fat’ from Late Latin grossus of ancient Germanic origin. Compare Legros . Jewish (Ashkenazic) and English (Middlesex of Norman origin): variant of Gross . Slovenian Polish Czech Slovak and Croatian: from German Gross often applied as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic nicknames or surnames. Croatian and Czech (Groš): nickname from groš ‘groschen’ the name of a medieval thick silver coin and later e.g. in Austria of a coin of a small value (see Grosh ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gross, Grose, Gras, Grosz, Grob, Grosh, Grof, Grass, Grohs, Goy

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Where is the Gros family from?

You can see how Gros families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gros family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gros families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Gros families living in Louisiana. This was about 64% of all the recorded Gros's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Gros families in 1840.
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What did your Gros ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gros. 37% of Gros men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Gros women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gros were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gros. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Gros. For the veterans among your Gros ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gros lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gros life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gros in 1949 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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