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Crempe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The earliest origins of the family name Crempe date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person with an abnormal curvature of the spine. The surname Crempe is derived from the Old English word crump, which means bent or crooked.

Early Origins of the Crempe family


The surname Crempe was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Crempe family


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Crempe Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Crempe include Crump, Crumpe, Crompe, Crum, Crummey, Crumb, Crumbe, Crombe, Crom, Cromm, Cromp, Crumm, Crommey, Crummie, Crummy, Crommie and many more.

Early Notables of the Crempe family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Crempe family to Ireland


Some of the Crempe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Crempe family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Giles Crump, who settled in Virginia in 1637; and was followed by Thomas Crump in 1653. Francis Crump settled in Jamaica in 1760; Margaret Crump settled in Pennsylvania in 1772.

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