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

Similar surnames: Krob, Gros, Groh, Grab, Grof, Gram, Grieb, Groll, Rod, Gelb

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Grob Family Origin

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Grob Family Occupations

What did your Grob ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grob. 10% of Grob men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Grob women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grob were Manager and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Grob Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Grob. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grob 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Grob. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Grob. For the veterans among your Grob ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grob Life Expectancy

What is the average Grob lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Grob life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grob in 1944 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grob

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grob 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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