Gros Family History

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Gros Name Meaning

French: nickname for a large man, from Old French gros ‘big’, ‘fat’, Late Latin grossus, of Germanic origin. See also Legros. Jewish (Ashkenazic) and English: variant spelling of Gross. Slovenian spelling of German Gross.

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

Similar surnames: Gross, Grose, Gras, Grosz, Grob, Grosh, Grof, Grass, Grohs, Goy

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Gros Family Origin

Where is the Gros family from?

Gros Family Occupations

What did your Gros ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gros occupation in Canada was Llaborer. 33% of Gros's were Llaborers. Llaborer and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gros. A less common occupation for the Gros family was Wheelwright.

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  • Llaborer

  • Servant

  • Wheelwright


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gros ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gros Historical Records

What Gros family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gros. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gros 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gros. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Gros. For the veterans among your Gros ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gros Life Expectancy

What is the average Gros lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gros life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gros in 1949 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gros

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gros 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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