Grob Family History
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Grob Name Meaning
German (Switzerland): nickname for a strong, heavy man, or for a lout, from Middle High German g(e)rop ‘coarse’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish grob, cognate with 1, which also means ‘fat’ and may have been applied in this sense.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press