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Crompton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Crompton family


The surname Crompton 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Crompton family


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Crompton Spelling Variations


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.

Early Notables of the Crompton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Crompton family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Crompton, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Crompton, who settled in Virginia in 1660
  • Margaret Crompton, who settled in Barbados in 1663
  • Arth Crompton, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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, who arrived in New York in 1864 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robert Crompton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Crompton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jane Crompton, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

Crompton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Crompton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Amity Hall" in 1850 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMITY HALL 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850AmityHall.gif

Crompton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Crompton, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • William Crompton, aged 27, a mechanic, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875
  • Robert Crompton, aged 22, a stonemason, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • Peter Crompton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1880

Contemporary Notables of the name Crompton (post 1700)


  • Samuel Crompton (1753-1827), English inventor of the spinning mule, a machine that revolutionised the spinning industry
  • Wilfred Crompton (1908-1971), English professional footballer from Blackburn, England
  • Darren Crompton (b. 1972), English professional rugby union player for Bristol Rugby
  • Andrew "Andy" Crompton, English footballer from Stretford, England
  • John "Jack" Crompton (1921-2013), English footballer and football manager
  • Robert "Bob" Crompton (1879-1941), English professional footballer
  • Richmal Crompton (1890-1969), English writer
  • Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton FRS (1845-1940), British electrical engineer, industrialist and inventor, founder of Crompton & Co., one of the world's first large-scale manufactures of electrical equipment
  • William Vernon "Bill" Crawford- Crompton CB, CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar (1915-1988), New Zealand pilot and air ace of the Second World War and after the war, he went on to serve as a senior commander in the Royal Air Force
  • Roger Crompton Notcutt, British founder of Notcutts Garden Centres Ltd in 1897, now with over 1,000 employees and 18 garden centres in England

Historic Events for the Crompton family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Peers Crompton, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Master Stephen Hugh Crompton, English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Mrs. Gladys Mary Crompton, English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Miss Catherine Mary Crompton, English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Miss Alberta Crompton, English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Master Peter Romilly Crompton, English 1st Class Passenger returning from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA going to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • ... (Another 3 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMITY HALL 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850AmityHall.gif
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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