DeGroot Surname Origin
The great, tall, large man; or if local, from the town of Groot, in Holland, which signifies the great or large place; from de, the, and groot, great.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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