Show ContentsGrower History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Grower family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the area that was referred to as the grove. The surname is derived from the Old English graf which meant of the grove.

Early Origins of the Grower family

The surname Grower 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.

Early History of the Grower family

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Grower Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Grower include Grover, Grovers and others.

Early Notables of the Grower family (pre 1700)

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Australia Grower migration to Australia +

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

Grower Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Grower, Scottish convict who was convicted in Aberdeen, Scotland for 14 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 25th June 1838, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Grower (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General Roy William Grower (1890-1957), American Commanding Officer Burgundy District Continental Advance Section US European Theater of Operations (1945) [2]

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 19th March 2021). Retrieved from
  2. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 11) Roy Grower. Retrieved from on Facebook