Groves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Groves dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family 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. [1]

Early Origins of the Groves family

The surname Groves was first found in Somerset where the following were all listed 1, Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign): Hawysa atte Grove; Stephen atte Grove; and Thomas atte Grove. [2]

John de la Grove was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275; Robert ate Groue in the Assize Rolls for Kent in 1317; and William Grove was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Derbyshire in 1327. [3]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Willelmus del Grove. [1]

Early History of the Groves family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groves research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1119, 1609, 1692, 1654, 1659, 1660, 1634, 1696, 1691, 1696, 1684, 1738, 1684, 1587, 1587, 1634, 1696, 1634, 1635 and are included under the topic Early Groves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Groves Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Groves have been found, including Grove, Groves, Le Grove and others.

Early Notables of the Groves family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Grove (ca. 1609-1692), from Ferne House in Wiltshire, an English politician, Member of Parliament for Wiltshire in 1654, Marlborough in 1659 and Shaftesbury in 1660; and Robert Grove (1634-1696), from London, Bishop of Chichester (1691-1696.) Henry Grove (1684-1738), was a dissenting tutor, "born at Taunton, Somersetshire, on 4 Jan. 1684. His grandfather was the ejected vicar of Pinhoe, Devonshire, whose son, a Taunton upholsterer, married a sister of John Rowe, ejected from a lectureship at Westminster Abbey; Henry...
Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Groves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Groves family to Ireland

Some of the Groves family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Groves migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Groves, or a variant listed above:

Groves Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Groves, aged 35, who arrived in Bermuda in 1635 [4]
  • John Groves, who settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Jo Groves, who landed in Bermuda in 1635 [4]
  • Richard Groves, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [4]
  • William Groves, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Groves Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Tho Groves, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [4]
  • Geo Groves, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [4]
Groves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H L Groves, aged 54, who landed in South Carolina in 1812 [4]
  • David Groves, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [4]
  • Samuel Groves, who arrived in New York, NY in 1845 [4]
  • J Groves, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]
  • James Groves, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1854 [4]

Canada Groves migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Groves Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Groves with his wife and children arrived in Quebec, Canada, in 1825

Australia Groves migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Groves Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Groves, English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Baring" in April 1815, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Thomas Groves, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Richard Groves, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]
  • John Groves, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • Mr. Samuel Groves, British Convict who was convicted in Berkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Groves migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Groves Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Philip Groves, (b. 1801), aged 40, British agricultural labourer travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [10]
  • Mrs. Mary Groves, (b. 1801), aged 40, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [10]
  • Miss Eliza Groves, (b. 1823), aged 18, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [10]
  • Mr. George Groves, (b. 1833), aged 8, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [10]
  • Miss Joanna Groves, (b. 1834), aged 7, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [10]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Groves (post 1700) +

  • Cady Groves (1989-2020), American singer and songwriter from Marlow, Oklahoma
  • Quentin Dominic Groves (1984-2016), American football linebacker who suffered from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome; he died at the age of 32
  • Paul Groves (b. 1964), American operatic tenor from Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Richard Groves (b. 1955), American actor, known for his work on Army of Darkness (1992), Point Break (1991) and Money Train (1995)
  • Lieutenant-General Leslie Richard Groves (1898-1970), American Member of the Military Liaison Commission to the Atomic Engery Commission (1947-1948), who managed the Manhattan Project [11]
  • Anthony Norris Groves (1795-1853), English missionary, born at Newton, Hampshire where his father was originally in a prosperous business in Lymington, but engaging in speculations and lost his savings [12]
  • John Thomas Groves (d. 1811), English architect who first appears as an exhibitor at the Royal Academy in 1778 and 1780 [12]
  • James Albert Groves (1883-1939), English footballer who played from 1903 to 1910
  • Frederick Groves (1892-1980), English footballer in the early 1900s
  • Victor George "Vic" Groves (b. 1932), English former footballer who played from 1952 to 1965
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Stedman B Groves (b. 1919), English Musician serving for the Royal Marine Band from Chatham, Kent, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [13]
  • Mr. Thomas Groves (b. 1896), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Birmingham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [13]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. George Groves, English 3rd Class passenger from Gainsborough, Lincoln, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [14]
  • Mr. Sydney Frederick Groves, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [14]
  • Master Frederick Groves, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [14]
  • Mrs. Clara Groves, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [14]


The Groves 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.


Suggested Readings for the name Groves +

  • 1242 "Groves and Allied Families: 1982 Supplement Plus Complete New Genealogical Encyclopedia Plus Corrected and Expanded Basic Book of 1977" by James Groves.

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/baring
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 11) Leslie Groves. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Groves/Leslie_Richard/USA.html
  12. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020
  13. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  14. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate