Show ContentsGrone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Grone dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as 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 Grone is derived.

Early Origins of the Grone family

The surname Grone was first found in Norfolk where Richard Grom was listed c. 1100. Years later, Ernald le Grom was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Gloucestershire in 1187. Later again, Robert Groum was noticed in the Subsidy Rolls for Worcestershire in 1327 as holding lands there at that time. [1]

Early History of the Grone family

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Grone Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Grone has undergone many spelling variations, including Groome, Grome, Groom and others.

Early Notables of the Grone family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Groome (1678?-1760), an English clergyman and divine, chaplain to Robert Darcy, 3rd Earl of Holderness. He was "the son of John Groome of Norwich. After attending Norwich...
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United States Grone migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Grone were among those contributors:

Grone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Grone, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [2]
Grone Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Tho Grone, who arrived in Virginia in 1719 [2]
Grone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jos Grone, who arrived in America in 1821-1822 [2]
  • Heinr Grone, who landed in America in 1847-1849 [2]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook