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Groombridge Early Origins



The surname Groombridge was first found in Kent at Groombridge, a village and chapelry, in the parish of Speldhurst, union of Tonbridge, hundred of Somerden. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The earliest record of the place was found in 1239 when it was listed as Gromenebregge. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Literally, the place name means "bridge where young men congregate," from the Middle English word "grome" + the Old English word "brycg." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Groombridge Place is a moated manor house in the village of Groombridge which dates back to 1239 when the Lordship of Groomsbridge was granted. Later in 1560, William Grumbridge held estates near Staplehurst in that county.

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Groombridge Spelling Variations


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Groombridge Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Groombridge, Gumbridge, Grimbridge, Grumebridge, Croombridge, Crombrig, Grombrig, Crombrig, Crumbridge and many more.

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Groombridge Early History


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Groombridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groombridge research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1677, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Groombridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Groombridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Groombridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Groombridge 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Groombridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Groombridge, who landed in America in 1802

Groombridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Groombridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm

Groombridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Groombridge, aged 24, a dressmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Alfred W. Groombridge arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Sarah Groombridge arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Alfred Groombridge arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Groombridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Groombridge (post 1700)



  • Kate Groombridge (b. 1980), English fashion model and actress
  • William Ironside Groombridge, English secretary of English football club Gillingham from 1896 until 1923
  • Brian Groombridge (b. 1953), Canadian visual artist
  • Stephen Groombridge FRS (1755-1832), British merchant and astronomer
  • George Groombridge (b. 1928), New Zealand former politician, President of New Zealand First (2006-2010)
  • William Groombridge (1748-1811), British water-colour painter

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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