names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a servant or attendant.
is a Old English word for a house servant; it was also applied to shepherds. It is the word from which the surname Grooms is derived.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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.