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The name Vroom is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the region of Froome in the counties of Somerset and Hereford. The surname Vroom originally derived from German origin and was later adopted by the English as a local name in the 12th century. In Old English the surname Vroom was printed as Ffraw which referred to someone who lived beside a river.

Vroom Early Origins



The surname Vroom was first found in Dorset 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.

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Vroom Spelling Variations


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Vroom Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Vroom 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 Vroom include: Frome, Froome and others.

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Vroom Early History


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Vroom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vroom research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1779 is included under the topic Early Vroom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vroom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vroom Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vroom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Vroom or a variant listed above:

Vroom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Cornelis Pietersen Vroom, who landed in New York, NY in 1645

Vroom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Vroom, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vroom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vroom (post 1700)



  • Peter Dumont Vroom (1791-1873), American Democratic Party politician, 9th Governor of New Jersey (1829-1832)
  • Victor Harold Vroom (b. 1932), Canadian business school professor at the Yale School of Management
  • Frederick Vroom (1857-1942), Canadian actor of the silent film era who appeared in more than 70 films between 1912 and 1939

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 5 January 2016 at 07:46.

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