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Grover (surname)

2019-08-11 15:50:02
Language(s)Hindi, English, Punjabi
Language(s)Sanskrit, English

Grover is a surname found with people in India as well as with people of English ancestry. The two names, however, are distinct in formation and share no common origins. Indians with the last name belong to the Hindu Jat, Sikh Jat or Khatri Hindu groups.


  • 1 In India
  • 2 In England
  • 3 People
  • 4 See also

In India

In India, Grover (Hindi: ग्रोवर) is a name in common use by the predominantly by Hindu Khatri Hindu Jat and some sikh communities in Punjab and Haryana. Punjabi is their mother language. One may seldom find this surname in use by some Muslim communities, most of whom live in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. The Grovers were mostly rich landlords and farmers.

In Punjab, Grovers are settled in large numbers in Kapurthala, Gurdaspur, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Malout, Fatehgarh, Patiala, Sangrur, Nabha, Ludhiana, Malerkotla, Moga, Ferozepur, Bathinda, Sirsa, Haryana, Karnal, Ambala and Ropar areas in Malwa, Majha and Doaba, Dhapai and Mandi Dabwali

The name itself is derived from the original surname Guruvara/Gorovare, (Hindi: गोरोवरा / गोरोवरे), which in turn derives from a Sanskrit word of ("guru/a" /गुरु") "teacher/mentor" hence meaning "the great teacher"..

In England

In English, the fore- and surname Grover is derived from an occupation involving working in tree groves. It is cognate with the German "Grüber"


Notable individuals with the surname Grover include:

  • A.D. Grover (1865–1927), American banjoist
  • Antoni Grover (born 1980), Australian football league player
  • Asa Grover (1818–1887), U.S. politician from Kentucky
  • Cuvier Grover (1828–1885), U.S. Army officer
  • Frank Grover, New Zealand politician
  • Geoff Grover, Australian Rules Footballer with St Kilda and Port Melbourne
  • Grover, Sesame Street character who rarely uses contractions when speaking
  • Gulshan Grover (born 1955), Indian actor
  • Henry Grover (1927–2005), U.S. politician from Texas
  • Herbert J. Grover, American educator and politician
  • James Grover, various people
  • John Grover, various people
  • Karan Singh Grover (born 1982), Indian actor
  • Lov Grover (born 1961), Indian-American computer scientist
  • La Fayette Grover (1823–1911), U.S. politician
  • Ravi Grover (born 1949), Indian nuclear scientist
  • Ruth Dennis Grover (1912–2003), American painter and educator
  • Sunil Grover (born 1977) Indian actor and comedian
  • Thomas Grover (1807–1886), Mormon Pioneer
  • Vrinda Grover a lawyer, researcher, and human rights and women's rights activist
  • William Grover-Williams (1903–1945), American car racer

See also

  • Grover (given name)