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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.

Groves Early Origins



The surname Groves 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.

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Groves Spelling Variations


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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.

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Groves Early History


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Groves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groves research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1119, 1609, 1692, 1654, 1659, 1660, 1634, 1696, 1691, 1696 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Groves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Groves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Groves Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Groves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Groves In Ireland


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Groves In Ireland



Some of the Groves family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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, arrived in Bermuda in 1635
  • John Groves settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Jo Groves, who landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Richard Groves, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • William Groves, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (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
  • Geo Groves, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Groves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H L Groves, aged 54, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • David Groves, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Samuel Groves, who arrived in New York, NY in 1845
  • J Groves, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • James Groves, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1854

Groves Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Groves with his wife and children arrived in Quebec, Canada, in 1825

Groves Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Groves, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Richard Groves, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • John Groves, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • James Groves arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • Levi Groves arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Groves Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Groves, aged 47, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Mary Groves, aged 47, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Charles Groves, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Catherine Groves, aged 19, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Albert Groves, aged 17, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Groves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Groves (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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
  • Perry Groves (b. 1965), former English footballer who played from 1982 to 1994
  • Paul Groves (b. 1966), English former professional footballer, manager and first team coach of Crawley Town
  • Colin Peter Groves (b. 1942), English-born, Professor of Biological Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Groves Historic Events


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Groves Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Stedman B Groves (b. 1919), English Musician serving for the Royal Marine Band from Chatham, Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Thomas Groves (b. 1896), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Birmingham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Groves, English 3rd Class passenger from Gainsborough, Lincoln, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Sydney Frederick Groves, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Master Frederick Groves, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • 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

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Suggested Readings for the name Groves


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Suggested Readings for the name Groves



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

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Groves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Groves 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.

This page was last modified on 4 December 2016 at 14:03.

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