Groomer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Groomer finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a servant or attendant. Groom is a Old English word for a house servant; it was also applied to shepherds. It is the word from which the surname Groomer is derived.

Early Origins of the Groomer family

The surname Groomer was first found in Norfolk where Richard Grom was listed c. 1100. Years later, Ernald le Grom was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Gloucestershire in 1187. Later again, Robert Groum was noticed in the Subsidy Rolls for Worcestershire in 1327 as holding lands there at that time. [1]

Early History of the Groomer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groomer research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1335, 1279, 1327, 1319, 1678, 1760, 1695, 1699 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Groomer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Groomer Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Groomer family name include Groome, Grome, Groom and others.

Early Notables of the Groomer family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Groome (1678?-1760), an English clergyman and divine, chaplain to Robert Darcy, 3rd Earl of Holderness. He was "the son of John Groome of Norwich. After attending Norwich...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Groomer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Groomer migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Groomer surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Groomer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Groomer, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [2]
Groomer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Groomer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1776 [2]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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)


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