Grosh Family History

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Grosh Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of any of various names of central and eastern European origin, all of them originating with reference to a coin, hence a metonymic occupational name for a moneyer or a nickname for a wealthy or money-conscious individual. Possible source names include German Grosch; Polish Grosz; Ukrainian Groshok, from groshi, denoting coins or money in general; and Russian Groshev, from grosh, a coin worth half a kopek. The relevant vocabulary word in all of these languages is derived from medieval Latin (denarius) grossus, literally ‘thick coin’.

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

Similar surnames: Gross, Grosz, Grosch, Gros, Brush, Groch, Rosh, Grass, Grush, Gresh

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Grosh Family Origin

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Grosh Family Occupations

What did your Grosh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Grosh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Grosh's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grosh. A less common occupation for the Grosh family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Grosh ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Grosh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Grosh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grosh 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 476 immigration records available for the last name Grosh. 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 710 military records available for the last name Grosh. For the veterans among your Grosh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grosh Life Expectancy

What is the average Grosh lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Grosh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Grosh in 1958 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grosh 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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