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Grose Name Meaning

Cornish: topographic name for someone who lived near a stone cross set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, Cornish crous (Latin crux, crucis). Compare Cross. English: nickname for a large or fat man, from Old French gros, ‘big’, ‘fat’ (see Gros).

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


Similar surnames: Gross, Gros, Rose, Grove, Croce, Crose, Grise, Gose, Grone, Grosh

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Where is the Grose family from?

You can see how Grose families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grose family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grose families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Grose families living in Virginia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Grose's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Grose families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grose surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grose ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grose. 18% of Grose men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Grose women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grose were Carpenter 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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Grose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grose 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Grose. 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 Grose. For the veterans among your Grose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grose lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grose in 1942 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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