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Froom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Froom is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the region of Froome in the counties of Somerset and Hereford. The surname Froom 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 Froom was printed as Ffraw which referred to someone who lived beside a river.

Early Origins of the Froom family


The surname Froom 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.

Early History of the Froom family


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Froom Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Froom were recorded, including Frome, Froome and others.

Early Notables of the Froom family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Froom family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Froom Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Froom Jr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District, Cornwall, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the King's Royal Regiment of New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Froom Sr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District, Cornwall, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the King's Royal Regiment of New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Froom Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Froom, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Froom (post 1700)


  • Mitchell Froom, American musician and record producer

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Citations


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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