Gorom is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Gorom family lived in the places named Goring in Oxfordshire
. The place-name was originally derived from the Old English word Garingas,
which means people of Gara.
This name is a short form of various compound names with the first portion gar,
which means spear.
Early Origins of the Gorom family
The surname Gorom was first found in Sussex
at Goring, where at the time of the Domesday Book
was part of the earldom of Arundel. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"The name is derived from Goring, in the rape [sub-division] of Arundel, where the family can be traced to John de Goring, living in the reign of Edward II. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Gorom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gorom research.Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1750, 1585, 1663, 1621, 1628, 1615, 1671, 1608, 1657, 1658, 1628, 1629, 1622, 1702, 1660, 1660, 1661, 1661, 1679, 1646, 1685, 1673, 1678, 1679, 1685 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Gorom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gorom Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Goring, Gorring, Goringe, Gorringe, Goreing and many more.
Early Notables of the Gorom family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was George Goring, 1st Earl of Norwich (1585-1663), an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1628; Charles Goring, 2nd Earl of Norwich (1615-1671), an English soldier and aristocrat; George Goring, Lord Goring (1608-1657), an English Royalist... Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gorom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gorom family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Gorom or a variant listed above: Joseph Gorring who settled in Baltimore, Maryland in 1820; Elizabeth Gorring settled in Virginia in 1677.