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Grosz Family History

Grosz Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Polish grosz, a coin of small value (see Grosh). Hungarian, Jewish (from Hungary), and Polish spelling of the German name Gross, a nickname meaning ‘large’.

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


Similar surnames: Gross, Grosh, Gros, Orosz, Brosz, Groszek, Grose, Grass, Grof, Groll

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Where is the Grosz family from?

You can see how Grosz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grosz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Grosz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 23 Grosz families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Grosz's in USA. New York had the highest population of Grosz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grosz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grosz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grosz. 45% of Grosz men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Grosz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grosz were Farm Laborer and Laborer. .

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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
    45%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Painter
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Grosz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grosz 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Grosz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Grosz. For the veterans among your Grosz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grosz lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Grosz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Grosz in 1960 was 63, and 76 in 2004.

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