Groff Family History
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