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Groff Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Graff . Americanized form of Hungarian and Slovak Gróf Czech Slovenian and Croatian Grof ‘count’. The surname Groff is also found in Hungary where it is very rare. Americanized form of Norwegian Grov: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so called from Old Norse grǫf ‘hollow depression’. Dutch (De Groff): nickname for a coarse heavyweight from Middle Dutch grof ‘crude coarse beefy’.

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

Similar surnames: Grof, Griff, Graff, Goff, Reff, Proft, Boff, Boroff, Rolf, Off

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Where is the Groff family from?

You can see how Groff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Groff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Groff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 82 Groff families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Groff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Groff families in 1911.
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What did your Groff ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Groff. 54% of Groff men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Groff women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Groff were Carpenter 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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Groff. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Groff. For the veterans among your Groff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Groff lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Groff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Groff in 1945 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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