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Roome Early Origins



The surname Roome was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat some say from about the 12th century. Seated at Gretna, they early became friends and allies of the great Clan Johnston and later as the numbers of the Clan diminished they held under them for protection. Nevertheless, the Roomes were a Clan in their own right and had a Chief. They were registered in Scottish Parliament as a clan in 1597 and responsible for the defense of Annandale, against the English.

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Roome Spelling Variations


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Roome Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rome, Room, Rooms, Roome, Roomes and others.

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Roome Early History


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Roome Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roome research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1638, 1770, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Roome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roome Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roome Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Roome Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roome Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Roome and son Thomas arrived in Barbados in 1678
  • Abraham Roome arrived in Jamaica in 1685

Roome Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Roome who arrived in New England in 1753

Roome Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D Roome, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • J Roome, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Claudius Roome, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Henry Roome, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Henry C. Roome, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

Roome Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George A. Roome, aged 34, who landed in America from Montreal, in 1903
  • Emma C. Roome, who settled in America from Bedford, in 1905
  • Frank Roome, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Ada H. Roome, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Grace Roome, aged 20, who landed in America from London, England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Roome Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jacob Roome U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Saddler [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William H Roome U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Painter [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William L Roome U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Roome Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Graham Roome, aged 23, who settled in Halifax, Canada, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roome (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Roome (post 1700)



  • Howard Le Chevalier Roome (d. 1931), American football player, member of the 1905 College Football All-America Team
  • Brigadier Richard Edward Graham Roome (1892-1985), Canadian Deputy Adjutant-General, National Defence Headquarters
  • Major-General Sir Horace Roome (1887-1964), Engineer in Chief, Army Headquarters India (1943-1946)
  • William Frederick Roome (1841-1921), Canadian physician and politician in Ontario, representing Middlesex West (1887 to 1896)
  • Alfred Roome (1908-1997), British cinematographer, film editor and occasional director
  • General Oliver Roome (d. 2009), British Chief of Joint Services

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Roome Historic Events


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Roome Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. George Walter  Roome (1889-1917), Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Gordon Roome, British Midshipman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Exeter

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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: Pungit sed placit
Motto Translation: It is painful, but pleasing


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  11. ...

The Roome Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roome 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.

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