The Grown family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as 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 Grown is derived.
Early Origins of the Grown family
The surname Grown 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.
Early History of the Grown family
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Grown Spelling Variations
Grown has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Grown have been found, including Groome, Grome, Groom and others.
Early Notables of the Grown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grown family to Ireland
Some of the Grown family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Grown family to the New World and Oceana
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 Growns to arrive on North American shores: 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.