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

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Gros Family Occupations

What did your Gros ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chef and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gros. 17% of Gros men worked as a Chef and 30% of Gros women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gros were Techainal Represcatatial On Crodu (factory) And Road Transport Control and Childrens Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chef
  • Foreign Correspond
  • Schoolmaster
  • Techainal Represcatatial On Crodu (factory) And Road Transport Control

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Dressmaker
  • Stage Traveller
  • Childrens Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gros Historical Records

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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 the UK, 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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