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Origins of the Groves surname

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About the Groveses

We have a total number of 95534 records for people with the last name Groves.

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Where do most Groveses live?

In 1921, most Groveses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Groveses

How common is your surname?

542nd most common surname in the UK

We have 85,200 records for the Groves surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Groveses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Groves first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Groveses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Groveses in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Groveses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer




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