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Early Origins of the Groombridge family


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.


Early History of the Groombridge family


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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.

Early Notables of the Groombridge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Groombridge family to Ireland


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Migration of the Groombridge family to the New World and Oceana


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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Groombridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Groombridge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [4]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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Alfred W. Groombridge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Sarah Groombridge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Alfred Groombridge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

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


  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. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm

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