The Life of Maria

When Maria GROVER was born in 1831, her father, William Grover, was 42 and her mother, Maria Chamberlain, was 36. She married Joseph Hobbs on 16 June 1863.

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Joseph Hobbs
Marriage: 16 June 1863

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16 June 1863

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Name Meaning

1 North German: occupational name for a ditch or grave digger, from Middle Low German grove ‘hollow’, ‘grave’.2 Americanized form of German and Swiss Gruber .3 Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove, a variant of Grove 1 + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Grovar, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Maria GROVER -
  • Legacy NFS Source: Maria GROVER -

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