Grose Family History

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Grose Name Meaning

Cornish: topographic name for someone who lived near a stone cross set up by the roadside or in a marketplace, Cornish crous (Latin crux, crucis). Compare Cross. English: nickname for a large or fat man, from Old French gros, ‘big’, ‘fat’ (see Gros).

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

Similar surnames: Gross, Gros, Rose, Grove, Croce, Crose, Grise, Gose, Grone, Grosh

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Grose Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Grose name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Grose. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Grose Family Origin

Where is the Grose family from?

Grose Family Occupations

What did your Grose ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grose. A less common occupation for the Grose family was Farmer And Fisherman. The most common Grose occupation in Canada was Farmer. 49% of Grose's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Miner

  • Farmer And Fisherman


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

Grose Historical Records

What Grose family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Grose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grose 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Grose. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Grose. For the veterans among your Grose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grose Life Expectancy

What is the average Grose lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grose in 1942 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grose

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grose 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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