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Where did the English Crompton family come from? What is the English Crompton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crompton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crompton family history?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.
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 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crompton research. Another 247 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
- Samuel Crompton (1753-1827), English inventor of the the spinning mule, a machine that revolutionised the spinning industry
- Richmal Crompton (1890-1969), English writer
- Robert "Bob" Crompton (1879-1941), English professional footballer
- John "Jack" Crompton (1921-2013), English footballer and football manager
- Andrew "Andy" Crompton, English footballer from Stretford, England
- Darren Crompton (b. 1972), English professional rugby union player for Bristol Rugby
- Wilfred Crompton (1908-1971), English professional footballer from Blackburn, England
- 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
- 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 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
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- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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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