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Grooves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Grooves is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in or near a grove of trees. The surname is derived from the Old English word graua, the root of the modern word "grove," which described a small cluster of trees.

Early Origins of the Grooves family

The surname Grooves was first found in Essex 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 Grooves family

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Grooves Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Grooves family name include Grove, Groves, Le Grove and others.

Early Notables of the Grooves family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Grooves family to Ireland

Some of the Grooves family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Grooves family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Grooves surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Daniel Grove who settled in Barbados in 1690; Richard Grove in Virginia in 1623; William Grove in St. Christopher in 1635; John Groves settled in Bermuda in 1635.

The Grooves Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ny dessux ny dessoux
Motto Translation: Neither above nor beneath.

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