Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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.
Early Origins of the Le grove family
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.
Early History of the Le grove family
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Le grove Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Le grove are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Le grove include: Grove, Groves, Le Grove and others.
Early Notables of the Le grove family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Le grove family to Ireland
Some of the Le grove family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Le grove family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Le grove or a variant listed above: Daniel Grove who settled in Barbados in 1690; Richard Grove in Virginia in 1623; William Grove in St. Christopher in 1635; John Groves settled in Bermuda in 1635.
The Le grove 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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