Grover Family History

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Grover Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a ditch or grave digger, from Middle Low German grove ‘hollow’, ‘grave’. Americanized form of German and Swiss Gruber. Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove, a variant of Grove 1 + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Indian (Panjab): Hindu and Sikh name of unknown origin.

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

Similar surnames: Grove, Rover, Grever, Gruber, Graver, Grober, Gropper, Troyer, Roker

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Grover Family Origin

Where is the Grover family from?

Grover Family Occupations

What did your Grover ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grover. A less common occupation for the Grover family was Annuitant. The most common Grover occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Grover's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carman

  • Annuitant


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

Grover Historical Records

What Grover family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 182,000 census records available for the last name Grover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grover 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Grover. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Grover. For the veterans among your Grover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grover Life Expectancy

What is the average Grover lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Grover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Grover in 1941 was 68, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grover

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grover 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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