The name Froome has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the region of Froome
in the counties of Somerset
and Hereford. The surname Froome 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 Froome was printed as Ffraw
which referred to someone who lived beside a river.
Early Origins of the Froome family
The surname Froome 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 Froome family
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Froome Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Froome have been found, including Frome, Froome and others.
Early Notables of the Froome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Froome family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Froome, or a variant listed above:
Froome Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- George Froome, who arrived in Texas in 1646