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The German surname Grothe 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.

Grothe Early Origins



The surname Grothe 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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Grothe Spelling Variations


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Grothe Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Grothe include Grothe, Groth, Grot, Groat, Groete, Groethe, Groet, Groter and many more.

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Grothe Early History


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Grothe Early History



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

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Grothe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grothe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Grothe 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 Grothe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Grothe were

Grothe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Herm Grothe, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Heinrich Grothe, aged 35, landed in Missouri in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grothe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grothe (post 1700)



  • Douglas James "D. J." Grothe (b. 1973), American writer and public speaker
  • Matt Grothe (b. 1986), American professional quarterback
  • Georg Grothe (1822-1876), Danish composer
  • Eric Raymond Grothe Jr (b. 1980), Australian retired professional rugby league footballer
  • Eric "Guru" Grothe Sr (b. 1960), Australian former rugby league footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Grothe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grothe 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 19 May 2015 at 14:46.

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