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Gruba Family History

Gruba Name Meaning

Polish: from gruby ‘big’, ‘coarse’, ‘thick’, hence a nickname referring either to an individual’s physical appearance or to his coarse behavior.

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


Similar surnames: Gruca, Ryba, Guba, Grubb, Gaba, Guza, Giba, Hruby, Suba, Hruza

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Where is the Gruba family from?

You can see how Gruba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gruba family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gruba families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Gruba families living in Minnesota. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gruba's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Gruba families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gruba surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gruba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gruba. 28% of Gruba men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Mail Carrier
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gruba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruba 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 293 immigration records available for the last name Gruba. 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 266 military records available for the last name Gruba. For the veterans among your Gruba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gruba lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gruba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Gruba in 1963 was 81, and 72 in 2004.

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