Cromptoom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Cromptoom name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family 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 Cromptoom family

The surname Cromptoom 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 Cromptoom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cromptoom 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 Cromptoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cromptoom 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 Cromptoom were recorded, including Crompton, Cromptone, Crompten and others.

Early Notables of the Cromptoom 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...
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Migration of the Cromptoom family

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 Cromptoom family emigrate to North America: 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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