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The German surname Groat emerged in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the German territories were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. Brandenburg-Prussia was essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Groat Early Origins



The surname Groat was first found in Prussia, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the area from ancient times.

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Groat Spelling Variations


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Groat Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grothe, Groth, Grot, Groat, Groete, Groethe, Groet, Groter and many more.

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Groat Early History


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Groat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groat research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1800, 1843, 1883, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Groat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Groat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Groat Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Groat during this time period were Klaus Groth (1800-1899), who was a professor in Kiel and one of the most important...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Groat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Groat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Groat, aged 33, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Hermannus Groat, aged 32, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Mels Groat, aged 42, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Mrs. H A Groat, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Groat (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Groat (post 1700)



  • Charles Henry De Groat (1838-1904), American colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • Charles G. "Chip" Groat (b. 1940), American geologist
  • Linda M. De Groat, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 18th District, 1998, 2002
  • Matt Groat (b. 1992), Australian professional rugby league player
  • Nikkie Groat, American model, Miss Teen USA 2005 delegate, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2005
  • Richard Morrow "Dick" Groat (b. 1930), American Major League Baseball shortstop who played from 1952 to 1967, the first man to be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame and the National College Basketball Hall of Fame

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    11. ...

    The Groat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Groat 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 11:01.

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