The Cromptomb name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having 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.
Early Origins of the Cromptomb family
The surname Cromptomb was 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Cromptomb family
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Cromptomb Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cromptomb has undergone many spelling variations
, including Crompton, Cromptone, Crompten and others.
Early Notables of the Cromptomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cromptomb family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cromptomb were among those contributors: Elizabeth Crompton who settled in Maryland in 1775; Henry Crompton settled in Virginia in 1660; Margaret Crompton settled in Barbados in 1663.