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The Anglo-Saxon name Grover comes from the family having resided in the area that was referred to as the grove. The surname is derived from the Old English graf which meant of the grove.

Grover Early Origins



The surname Grover 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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Grover Spelling Variations


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Grover Spelling Variations



Grover has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Grover, Grovers and others.

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Grover Early History


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Grover Early History



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

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Grover Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grover Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Grover 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Grovers to arrive on North American shores:

Grover Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Grover, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Samuel Grover, aged 16, landed in America in 1635
  • Samuel Grover settled in New England in 1635
  • Edmund Grover, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Thomas Grover, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1640
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grover Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Grover arrived in Barbados in 1700
  • James Grover, who landed in New England in 1708
  • Anthony Grover arrived in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Jonathon Grover arrived in Philadelphia in 1774

Grover Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Randvei Grover, aged 2, arrived in Illinois in 1837
  • W S Grover, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • H Grover, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • L F Grover, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mr. Grover, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grover Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Grover, English convict from Oxford, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • William Grover arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851
  • Thomas Grover arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1851
  • Mary Grover, aged 29, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"

Grover Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Grover arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • H. Grover arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1873
  • Albert Grover, aged 21, a mechanic, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Alfred Grover, aged 32, a shoemaker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Mary Grover, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grover (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grover (post 1700)



  • James Russell Grover Jr. (1919-2012), American lawyer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1963-1975)
  • Jim Grover, pseudonym of J. Kelly McCann, a former US Marine officer and the founder and owner of Crucible Security Specialists located in Fredricksburg, Virginia
  • Herbert J. Grover (b. 1937), American, Democratic educator and politician from Wisconsin
  • Henry Cushing "Hank" Grover (1927-2005), American politician, Member of the Texas Senate from the 15th district (1967-1973)
  • La Fayette Grover (1823-1911), American politician, 4th Governor of Oregon (1870-1877), United States Senator from Oregon (1877-1883)
  • Cuvier Grover (1828-1885), American career officer in the United States Army and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, brother of La Fayette Grover
  • Asa Porter Grover (1818-1887), American politician, United States Representative from Kentucky (1867-1869)
  • William Grover (b. 1903), American car racer
  • Karan Singh Grover (b. 1982), Indian actor and model
  • Geoffrey David "Geoff" Grover (b. 1943), former Australian Rules Footballer with St Kilda and Port Melbourne
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Grover


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Suggested Readings for the name Grover



  • Stone, Grover, Ball and Everett Ancestry: Being the Ancestral Lines of John Wesley Stone, Delia Maria Theresa Grover Stone, Dan Harvey Ball and Emma Eugenia Everett Ball, All of Marquette, Michigan by Frank Bush Stone.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Grover Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grover 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.

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