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Groven Family History

Groven Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, so named from Old Norse gróf ‘pit’, ‘hollow’ (originally ‘stream’ by which a hollow is eroded).

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

Similar surnames: Graven, Grove, Greven, Groden, Grover, Goben, Provan, Rosen, Coven

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Where is the Groven family from?

You can see how Groven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Groven family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Groven families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Groven families living in Alberta. This was about 47% of all the recorded Groven's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Groven families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Groven surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Groven ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Groven. 46% of Groven men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Groven women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Groven were Manager and Teacher.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Groven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Groven 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 622 immigration records available for the last name Groven. 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 257 military records available for the last name Groven. For the veterans among your Groven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Groven lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Groven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Groven in 1962 was 81, and 92 in 2004.

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