The ancestors of the Groover surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the area that was referred to as the grove. The surname is derived from the Old English graf
which meant of the grove.
Early Origins of the Groover family
The surname Groover was first found in Sussex
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.
Early History of the Groover family
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Groover 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 Groover include Grover, Grovers and others.
Early Notables of the Groover family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Groover family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Groover Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Groover, aged 33, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
- Eliza Groover, aged 34, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Groover (post 1700)
- Jan Groover (1943-2012), American photographer, recipient of the NEA Fellowship, 1978