Grosshans Family History

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Grosshans Name Meaning

German: compound name from Middle High German groz ‘large’ + Hans, a pet form of the personal name Johann(e)s (see John), hence a nickname used to denote a large man called Hans or to distinguish between two bearers of this personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Groshans, Grosjean, Crossman, Rossmann, Grossmann, Grossen, Grassman

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Grosshans Family Origin

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Grosshans Family Occupations

What did your Grosshans ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Grosshans occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Grosshans's were Farmers. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grosshans. A less common occupation for the Grosshans family was Grain Dealer.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Farming

  • Grain Dealer


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Grosshans Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grosshans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grosshans 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Grosshans. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grosshans. For the veterans among your Grosshans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grosshans Life Expectancy

What is the average Grosshans lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Grosshans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Grosshans in 1944 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

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