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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.

Grooms Early Origins



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.

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Grooms Spelling Variations


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Grooms Spelling Variations



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.

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Grooms Early History


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Grooms Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Grooms Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grooms Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Grooms U.E. who settled in Kingston, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grooms (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grooms (post 1700)



  • 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
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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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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