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Grove Family History

Grove Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove or thicket, Middle English grove, Old English graf. English (Huguenot): Americanized spelling of the French surname Le Grou(x) or Le Greux (see Groulx). North German form of Grob. North German: habitational name from any of several places named Grove or Groven in Schleswig-Holstein, which derive their name from Middle Low Germany grove ‘ditch’, ‘channel’. In some cases the name is a Dutch or Low German form of Grube. Altered form of German Graf.

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


Similar surnames: Grave, Grover, Grone, Greve, Grose, Graven, Groll, Grode, Giove

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Where is the Grove family from?

You can see how Grove families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grove family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grove families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 162 Grove families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Grove's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Grove families in 1911.
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What did your Grove ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Grove. 43% of Grove men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Grove women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grove were Doctor and Stenographer.

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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
    43%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Doctor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Dressmaker
    19%
  • Nurse
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 194,000 census records available for the last name Grove. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grove 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Grove. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Grove. For the veterans among your Grove ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grove lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Grove in 1942 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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