Groves Family History

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Groves Name Meaning

English: variant of Grove 1.

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

Similar surnames: Grover, Grove, Gros, Glaves, Segroves, Grymes, Draves, Rodes, Grooms

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Groves Family Origin

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Groves Family Occupations

What did your Groves ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Groves. A less common occupation for the Groves family was Farming. The most common Groves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Groves's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Groves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 312,000 census records available for the last name Groves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Groves 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Groves. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Groves. For the veterans among your Groves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Groves Life Expectancy

What is the average Groves lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Groves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Groves in 1944 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Groves

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Groves 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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