Grove Family History

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Grove Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove or thicket, Middle English grove, Old English graf. English (Huguenot): Americanized spelling of the French surname Le Grou(x) or Le Greux (see Groulx). North German form of Grob. North German: habitational name from any of several places named Grove or Groven in Schleswig-Holstein, which derive their name from Middle Low Germany grove ‘ditch’, ‘channel’. In some cases the name is a Dutch or Low German form of Grube. Altered form of German Graf.

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Grover, Grone, Greve, Grose, Graven, Groll, Grode, Giove

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Grove Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grove name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grove. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    14%

  • Norway

    5%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Grove Family Origin

Where is the Grove family from?

Grove Family Occupations

What did your Grove ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grove family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grove. The most common Grove occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Grove's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Grove Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 194,000 census records available for the last name Grove. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grove 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Grove. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Grove. For the veterans among your Grove ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grove Life Expectancy

What is the average Grove lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Grove in 1942 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grove 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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