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Groot Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Groot is the 57th most popular surname with an estimated 14,451 people with that name. [1]

United States Groot migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Groot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Symon Symonse Groot, who landed in New York in 1632 [2]
  • Symon Symonsz Groot, who arrived in New York in 1647 [2]
  • Simon Groot, who arrived in New York in 1663 [2]
  • Richard Groot, who landed in Maryland in 1680 [2]
Groot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H Groot, aged 31, who arrived in America in 1850 [2]
  • Miss Groot, aged 42, who arrived in America in 1850 [2]
  • Foelke Else De Groot, aged 50, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1857 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Groot (post 1700) +

  • William Albro De Groot (b. 1869), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1904, 1906-09; Candidate for New York State Senate 2nd District, 1904 [3]
  • Alfred De Groot, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1896 [3]
  • Hendrik Groot (1938-2022), Dutch footballer who played as a forward and attacking midfielder
  • José María Rivas Groot, Colombian politician and writer

  1. "Most Common Last Names in Netherlands." Forebears,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook