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The GROFF surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,779 3346 0.004 36
United States (1880 census) 3,005 2037 0.006 60
Change since 1880 +6774 -1309 -0.002 -24
Other Countries
Australia 1 318970 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GROFF by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 3,129 353 0.025 255
New York 576 3355 0.003 30
California 510 5540 0.002 15
Ohio 499 2796 0.004 44
Texas 400 5167 0.002 19
Top States for GROFF by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 3,129 353 0.025 255
Delaware 72 1966 0.009 92
Vermont 32 3082 0.005 53
Alaska 31 2855 0.005 49
Iowa 137 3012 0.005 47


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called GROFF live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called GROFF represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called GROFF in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a GROFF by picking someone at random in Pennsylvania than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of GROFF

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the GROFF surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of GROFF in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 115 1.18
Mixed Race 83 0.85
Black/African American 46 0.47
Asian/Pacific 35 0.36
Native American/Alaskan 20 0.2
White (Caucasian) 9,480 96.94

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the GROFF surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GROFF in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of GROFF.

Similar names to GROFF

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GROFF.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for GROFF

The following words are slight variants of GROFF that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.