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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Frome is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Froome in the counties of Somerset and Hereford. The surname Frome originally derived from German origin and was later adopted by the English as a local name in the 12th century. In Old English the surname Frome was printed as Ffraw which referred to someone who lived beside a river.

Frome Early Origins



The surname Frome was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Frome Spelling Variations


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Frome Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Frome has been spelled many different ways, including Frome, Froome and others.

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Frome Early History


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Frome Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frome research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1779 is included under the topic Early Frome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frome Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frome Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Frome Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Fromes to arrive in North America:

Frome Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Frome who settled in Barbados in 1663

Frome Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Frome, aged 27, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845

Frome Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Charles Frome arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Jane Frome arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frome (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frome (post 1700)



  • William Frome, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1960
  • Milton Frome (1909-1989), American television and film actor
  • Sir Norman Frederick Frome (1899-1982), British bird expert who wrote extensively in the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society
  • Edward Charles Frome (1802-1890), prominent British and South Australian surveyor and administrator

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Frome Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Frome Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frome Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 8 February 2016 at 09:08.

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