First name origin & meaning:
English: One who tends the groves
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove or
thicket, Middle English grove, Old English grāf.
- English (Huguenot): Americanized spelling of the French surname
Le Grou(x) or Le Greux (see Groulx).
German form of Grob.
- North German: habitational name from
any of several places named Grove or Groven in Schleswig-Holstein,
which derive their name from Middle Low Germany grōve
‘ditch’, ‘channel’. In some cases the name is a Dutch or Low German
form of Grube.
- Altered form of German Graf.
- The surnames Grove and Groves are common mainly in the West
Midlands. A Huguenot family who acquired the name Grove are descended
from a certain Isaac Le Greux or Grou(x) or his brother. They fled
from Tours in France in the late 17th century and settled in
Spitalfields, London. Their children were known as Grou(x) or Grove;
their grandchildren also used the form Grew; but their
great-grandchildren, born at the end of the 18th century, were
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