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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Crompton surname lived in Crompton, a township in the county of Lancashire. This place-name is derived from the Old English word Crometun, when translated means those who lived by a well or spring.

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It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Crompton 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. The variations of the name Crompton include: Crompton, Cromptone, Crompten and others.

First found in Lancashire at Crompton, a township, in the borough, parochial chapelry, and union of Oldham, parish of Prestwichcum-Oldham, hundred of Salford. "The ancient mansion of Crompton Hall, having fallen into decay, has lately been rebuilt by the owner, Henry Travis Milne, Esq., a descendant of the feudal family of Crompton." [1]


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crompton research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crompton History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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 Crompton or a variant listed above:

Crompton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Crompton, who arrived in Virginia in 1622-1623
  • Henry Crompton, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Henry Crompton settled in Virginia in 1660
  • Margaret Crompton settled in Barbados in 1663
  • Arth Crompton, who arrived in Virginia in 1663


Crompton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Elizabeth Crompton who settled in Maryland in 1775

Crompton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James Crompton, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Robert Crompton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

Crompton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Jane Crompton, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

Crompton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Mary Crompton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Amity Hall" in 1850

Crompton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • David Crompton, aged 18, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • William Crompton, aged 27, a mechanic, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875
  • Robert Crompton, aged 22, a stonemason, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • Peter Crompton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1880

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  • Miss Alberta Crompton (d. 1915), English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Miss Catherine Mary Crompton (d. 1915), English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Master Stephen Hugh Crompton (d. 1915), English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mrs. Gladys Mary Crompton (d. 1915), English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Paul Crompton (d. 1915), English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Master Paul Romilly Crompton (d. 1915), English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Master John David Crompton (d. 1915), English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Master Peter Romilly Crompton (d. 1915), English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Wilfred Crompton (1908-1971), English professional footballer from Blackburn, England
  • Darren Crompton (b. 1972), English professional rugby union player for Bristol Rugby

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

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  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Crompton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crompton 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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