Grosjean Family History

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Grosjean Name Meaning

French and Swiss French: compound name from gros ‘big’, ‘large’ + the personal name Jean (French form of John); it may have been applied as a nickname to distinguish between two bearers of the same personal name, denoting either the older or the larger, or simply to denote an exceptionally large (or small) man. Grosjean is also used in French as a nickname for a stupid fellow.

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

Similar surnames: Grandjean, Grosshans, Grosser, Groshans, Grossen, Trojan, Grose

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Grosjean Family Origin

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Grosjean Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grosjean family was Builder. Farmer, Keeping House and (Stonecutter) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grosjean. The most common Grosjean occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Grosjean's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • (Stonecutter)

  • Builder


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Grosjean Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Grosjean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grosjeancensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grosjean. 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 565 military records available for the last name Grosjean. For the veterans among your Grosjean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grosjean Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Grosjean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Grosjean in 1957 was 59, and 67 in 2004.

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