Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a servant or attendant. Groom is a Old English word for a house servant; it was also applied to shepherds. It is the word from which the surname Gromb is derived.
Early Origins of the Gromb family
Suffolk 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 Gromb family
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Gromb Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gromb has been recorded under many different variations, including Groome, Grome, Groom and others.
Early Notables of the Gromb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gromb family to Ireland
Some of the Gromb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gromb family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gromb or a variant listed above: Nicholas Groome, Ship's Captain, settled in Massachusetts in 1630 and wrote a book called "A Glass for the people of the northeast" describing the people and the coast of New England.
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