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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.

Froom Early Origins



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.

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Froom Spelling Variations


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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.

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Froom Early History


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Froom Early History



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

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Froom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Froom Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Froom 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Froom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Froom (post 1700)



  • Mitchell Froom, American musician and record producer

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Froom Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Froom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Froom 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.

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