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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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Where is the Grosh family from?

You can see how Grosh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grosh family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Grosh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Grosh families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 71% of all the recorded Grosh's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Grosh families in 1840.
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What did your Grosh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grosh. 21% of Grosh men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Grosh women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grosh were Laborer and Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Mechanic
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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