Crom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Crom is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person with an abnormal curvature of the spine. The surname Crom is derived from the Old English word crump, which means bent or crooked. 
In some cases the surname may be derived from either of the place names Croom, in Yorkshire, or Croome in Worcestershire.
Early Origins of the Crom family
The surname Crom was first found in Herefordshire, where "Thomas Crump was mayor of Hereford in 1610. The Crumps are also established in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, and Monmouthshire, and further reference to them will be found under one or more of those counties." 
Looking back further, researchers found entries in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 with early spellings of the family: Richard le Crumppe, Salop (Shropshire); and Constancia Crompe, Oxfordshire. 
"The surname is well known in the United States. Bridget Crompe emigrated to Virginia in 1635, and Thomas Crompe was already settled there in 1634." 
Early History of the Crom family
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Crom Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Crom were recorded, including Crump, Crumpe, Crompe, Crum, Crummey, Crumb, Crumbe, Crombe, Crom, Cromm, Cromp, Crumm, Crommey, Crummie, Crummy, Crommie and many more.
Early Notables of the Crom family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Henry Crump (fl. 1382), Irish theologian, an Irishman by birth. He entered the Cistercian order in the monastery of Balkynglas, that is, Baltinglass...
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Migration of the Crom family to Ireland
Some of the Crom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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| Crom migration to the United States ||+|
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Crom family emigrate to North America:
Crom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joel, Crom, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 
- John Hendk Crom, aged 20, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 
- Carl Crom, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1793 
- Alexander Crom, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1794 
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- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)