Groombrige History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Groombrige family
The surname Groombrige was first found in Kent at Groombridge, a village and chapelry, in the parish of Speldhurst, union of Tonbridge, hundred of Somerden.  The earliest record of the place was found in 1239 when it was listed as Gromenebregge. 
Literally, the place name means "bridge where young men congregate," from the Middle English word "grome" + the Old English word "brycg." 
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 Groombrige family
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Groombrige 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 Groombrige family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Groombrige family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)