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The name Groom has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a servant or attendant. Groom is a Old English word for a house servant; it was also applied to shephards. It is the word from which the surname Groom is derived.

Groom Early Origins



The surname Groom was first found in 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.

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Groom Spelling Variations


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Groom Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Groom has been spelled many different ways, including Groome, Grome, Groom and others.

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Groom Early History


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Groom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groom research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1678 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Groom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Groom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Groom Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Groom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Grooms to arrive in North America:

Groom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Groom, who arrived in New Jersey in 1675

Groom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne and Charles Groom settled in Maryland in 1739 with their daughter Mary
  • Ann Groom, who landed in Maryland in 1740
  • Charles Groom, who arrived in Maryland in 1740

Groom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel, Edward, George, James, John, Patrick, Roger, Terrence, Thomas and William Groom, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • James Groom, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870
  • Robert Groom, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870
  • Gerd J Groom, who landed in Iowa in 1882

Groom Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Groom, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Groom, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Sarah Groom, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Groom Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emma Groom, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Groom Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter Groom, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Groom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Groom (post 1700)



  • Sam Groom, American actor
  • Winston F. Groom (b. 1944), American novelist, best known for his book "Forrest Gump"
  • Robert Groom (1884-1948), American Major League baseball player
  • B Pat Groom, American actor
  • Simon Groom (b. 1950), British television presenter and former disc jockey
  • Michael Groom, New Zealand footballer

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Groom Historic Events


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Groom Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Captain Charles Groom (1887-1914), English Second Class Passenger from England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Groom Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Groom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Groom Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 27 November 2014 at 09:43.

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