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Grose Family History

Grose Name Meaning

Cornish: topographic name for someone who lived near a stone cross set up by the roadside or in a marketplace Cornish crous (from Latin crux crucis). Compare Cross . English (of Norman origin): variant of Gross .

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

Similar surnames: Gross, Gros, Rose, Grove, Croce, Crose, Grise, Gose, Grone, Grosh

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Where is the Grose family from?

You can see how Grose families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grose family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grose families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 446 Grose families living in Cornwall. This was about 48% of all the recorded Grose's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Grose families in 1891.
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What did your Grose ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Clay Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Grose. 12% of Grose men worked as a Clay Labourer and 77% of Grose women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grose were China Clay Labourer and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Clay Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Labourer
  • China Clay Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Household Duties
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Census Records

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Grose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grose 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Grose. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Grose. For the veterans among your Grose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grose lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Grose in 1942 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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