Groolm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The many generations and branches of the Groolm family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member 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 Groolm is derived.

Early Origins of the Groolm family

The surname Groolm 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 Groolm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groolm research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1335, 1279, 1327, 1319, 1678, 1760, 1695, 1699 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Groolm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Groolm 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 Groolm were recorded, including Groome, Grome, Groom and others.

Early Notables of the Groolm 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...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Groolm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Groolm family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Groolm family emigrate to North America: 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.



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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