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Gruca Family History

Gruca Name Meaning

Polish: from gruca ‘grain of cereal’, probably a nickname for an insignificant person or a metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in grain.

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


Similar surnames: Kruck, Grice, Duca, Gruba, Guba, Bruck, Gruel, Greco, Guck, Gucwa

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Where is the Gruca family from?

You can see how Gruca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gruca family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Gruca families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Gruca families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gruca's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Gruca families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gruca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gruca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gruca. 54% of Gruca men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Gruca women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gruca were Blacksmith and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    54%
  • Assistant
    11%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Blacksmith
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    60%
  • Maid
    40%
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Census Records

There are 682 census records available for the last name Gruca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gruca 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 258 immigration records available for the last name Gruca. 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 267 military records available for the last name Gruca. For the veterans among your Gruca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gruca lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Gruca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Gruca in 1960 was 32, and 81 in 2003.

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