Groton Family History

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Groton Name Meaning

Possibly English, a habitational name from any of various places in Suffolk, probably named in Old English as ‘sandy or gravelly stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Crofton, Gritton, Gratton, Gunton, Garton, Orton, Broxton, Booton

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Groton Family Origin

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Groton Family Occupations

What did your Groton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Groton family was Farmer & Blacksmith. The most common Groton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Groton's were Farmers. Farmer, D. Merchant and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Groton.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • D. Merchant

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Farmer & Blacksmith

    8%

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

Groton Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Groton Life Expectancy

What is the average Groton lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Groton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Groton in 1964 was 75, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Groton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Groton 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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