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The saga of the name Groome follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as 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 Groome is derived.

Groome Early Origins



The surname Groome 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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Groome Spelling Variations


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

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Groome Early History


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Groome Early History



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

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Groome Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Groome Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Groome 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



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 Groome family emigrate to North America:

Groome Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Groome, Ship's Captain, settled in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Samuel Groome settled in New England in 1650
  • Hannah Groome, who arrived in Maryland in 1657
  • John Groome, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Mary Groome, who landed in Virginia in 1665-1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Groome Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Groome, who landed in Virginia in 1702

Groome Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Groome, who landed in Mississippi in 1858
  • John Groome, who arrived in Mississippi in 1895

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Contemporary Notables of the name Groome (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Groome (post 1700)



  • John Charles Groome (1862-1930), American first commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police (1905-1917)
  • John Charles Groome (1800-1866), American politician, Secretary of State of Maryland
  • Jeremy Jonathan Groome (b. 1955), former English cricketer
  • Georgia Isobel Groome (b. 1992), English actress, best known for her roles in "London to Brighton" and "Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging"
  • Robert Hindes Groome (1810-1889), English churchman, Archdeacon of Suffolk
  • Francis Hindes Groome (1851-1902), English author, son of Robert Hindes Groome
  • James Black Groome (1838-1893), American politician, 36th Governor of Maryland (1874-1876)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Groome Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Groome 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 12 March 2016 at 07:52.

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