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.
Early Origins of the Vroom family
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.
Early History of the Vroom family
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Vroom Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Vroom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vroom 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 Vroom or a variant listed above:
Vroom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Vroom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Vroom (post 1700)
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