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Groll Surname Meaning

North German: habitational name from Groll in Westphalia. Americanized form of Dutch Grol: habitational name from Grolloo in Drenthe or Groenlo in Gelderland. German: perhaps a nickname for an angry person from Middle High German groll ‘anger wrath’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Grill, Kroll, Grell, Roll, Goll, Grall, Doll, Gohl, Troll, Droll

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Where is the Groll family from?

You can see how Groll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Groll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Groll families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Groll families living in Kent. This was about 57% of all the recorded Groll's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Groll families in 1891.
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What did your Groll ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Groll. 13% of Groll men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Groll women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Groll were Salesman and Typist. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Typist
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Groll. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Groll. For the veterans among your Groll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Groll lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Groll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Groll in 1945 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

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