The founding heritage of the Groum family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Groum comes from when one of the family worked as a servant or attendant. Groom
is a Old English word for a house servant; it was also applied to shepherds. It is the word from which the surname Groum is derived.
Early Origins of the Groum family
The surname Groum 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.
Early History of the Groum family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groum research.Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1678 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Groum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Groum Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Groum has been spelled many different ways, including Groome, Grome, Groom and others.
Early Notables of the Groum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Groum family to Ireland
Some of the Groum family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Groum family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Groums to arrive in North America: Nicholas Groome, Ship's Captain, settled in Massachusetts in 1630 and wrote a book called "A Glass for the people of the northeast" describing the people and the coast of New England.