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Where did the German Groce family come from? What is the German Groce family crest and coat of arms? When did the Groce family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Groce family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Grogg, Gregg, Grogan, Groch, Greck, Grech, Gragg and many more.

First found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groce research. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1818 is included under the topic Early Groce History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Groce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Gregg who landed in New Hampshire in 1718; Hugh Gregg settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766; Alexander Gregg settled in South Carolina in 1820.

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  8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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The Groce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Groce Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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