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The family name Grooms is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon
names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person 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 Grooms is derived.
The surname Grooms 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.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Grooms include Groome, Grome, Groom and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grooms research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1678 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Grooms History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grooms Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grooms Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Elijah Grooms U.E. who settled in Kingston, New Brunswick c. 1784
- Mr. Joseph Grooms U.E. who settled in Kingston, New Brunswick c. 1784
- Bruce Estes Grooms, American vice admiral in the United States Navy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Capability Development at Allied Command Transformation
- Harlan Hobart Grooms (1900-1991), United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
- Ron Grooms (b. 1944), American politician, Member of the Indiana Senate (2011-)
- Lawrence K. "Larry" Grooms (b. 1964), American politician, Member of the South Carolina Senate (1997-)
- Red Grooms (b. 1937), born Charles Rogers Grooms, an American multimedia artist, best known for his colorful pop-art constructions of urban life
- Robert Grooms (1884-1948), American professional baseball player
- Wedsel Gary "Buddy" Grooms Jr. (b. 1965), former American Major League Baseball left-handed middle relief pitcher
- Elois T. Grooms (b. 1953), former American football defensive lineman
- Lady Grooms, American former professional basketball player
- Raymond John "Ray" Grooms (b. 1944), Australian lawyer, sportsman and former politician
- Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
- Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
- Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
- Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
The Grooms Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grooms 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.
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