|Language(s)||Hindi, English, Punjabi|
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.
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 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: