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Groninger Name Meaning

German (also Gröninger): habitational name for someone from Groningen (Netherlands) or from Gröningen near Halberstadt (Thuringia), or perhaps a nickname for an immature person, from Middle Low German gröninc, literally ‘greenling’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kroninger, Greninger, Cloninger, Gremminger, Moninger, Brensinger

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Where is the Groninger family from?

You can see how Groninger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Groninger family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Groninger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Groninger families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Groninger's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Groninger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Groninger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Groninger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Groninger. 40% of Groninger men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Groninger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Groninger were Proprietor and Nurse.

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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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Nurse
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Groninger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Groninger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 274 immigration records available for the last name Groninger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Groninger. For the veterans among your Groninger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Groninger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Groninger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Groninger in 1956 was 44, and 84 in 2004.

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