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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.

Groover Early Origins



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.

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Groover Spelling Variations


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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.

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Groover Early History


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Groover Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groover research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1332 is included under the topic Early Groover History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Groover Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Groover Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Groover 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:

Groover Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Groover, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Eliza Groover, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Groover (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Groover (post 1700)



  • Jan Groover (1943-2012), American photographer, recipient of the NEA Fellowship, 1978

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Groover Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Groover Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Groover 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2012 at 08:00.

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