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Grodsky Name Meaning

Americanized form of Polish Grodzki: habitational name for someone from Grodziec or Grodzie places called with gród ‘castle fortification’ (cognate with Russian grad). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Grodziec or Grodzie in Poland (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Brodsky, Grody, Wolsky, Brody, Glinsky, Trosky, Gorsky, Godby, Grosh

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Where is the Grodsky family from?

You can see how Grodsky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grodsky family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Grodsky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 17 Grodsky families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Grodsky's in USA. New York had the highest population of Grodsky families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grodsky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grodsky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grodsky. 15% of Grodsky men worked as a Salesman and 23% of Grodsky women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grodsky were Driver and Bookeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Proprietor
  • Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • New Worker
  • Comptometer Operator
  • Bookeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 644 immigration records available for the last name Grodsky. 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 Cards

There are 618 military records available for the last name Grodsky. For the veterans among your Grodsky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grodsky lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Grodsky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Grodsky in 1962 was 69, and 68 in 2004.

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