Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to 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 Grum is derived.
Early Origins of the Grum family
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 Grum family
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Grum Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Grum has appeared include Groome, Grome, Groom and others.
Early Notables of the Grum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grum family to Ireland
Some of the Grum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Grum family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Grum arrived in North America very early:
Grum Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Grum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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