Cromptome History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Cromptome surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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. [1] Another source notes that the place name literally means "homestead in the bend of a river." [2]

Early Origins of the Cromptome family

The surname Cromptome 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. [2]

"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." [3]

Early History of the Cromptome family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cromptome research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1554, 1612, 1573, 1599, 1599, 1642, 1633, 1696, 1663, 1657, 1611 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Cromptome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cromptome 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 Cromptome include Crompton, Cromptone, Crompten and others.

Early Notables of the Cromptome family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Richard Crompton ( fl. 1573-1599), English lawyer, of a family settled at Bedford Grange in the parish of Leigh, Lancashire, and was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. [4] William Crompton (1599?-1642), was an English Puritan divine, a younger son of Richard Crompton, counsellor-at-law. [4] William Crompton (1633-1696), was a nonconformist divine, eldest son of William Crompton, incumbent of St. Mary Magdalene, Launceston, Cornwall, was born at Little Kimble, Buckinghamshire...
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cromptome Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cromptome family

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: Elizabeth Crompton who settled in Maryland in 1775; Henry Crompton settled in Virginia in 1660; Margaret Crompton settled in Barbados in 1663.



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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