Grouns History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Grouns is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to 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 Grouns is derived.

Early Origins of the Grouns family

The surname Grouns 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.

Important Dates for the Grouns family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grouns research. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1678 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Grouns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Grouns Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Grouns include Groome, Grome, Groom and others.

Early Notables of the Grouns family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Grouns family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Grouns were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.

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