Cromptum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient roots of the Cromptum family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Cromptum 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.  Another source notes that the place name literally means "homestead in the bend of a river." 
Early Origins of the Cromptum family
The surname Cromptum 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." 
Early History of the Cromptum family
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Cromptum Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Cromptum has appeared include Crompton, Cromptone, Crompten and others.
Early Notables of the Cromptum 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. 
William Crompton (1599?-1642), was an English Puritan divine, a younger son of Richard Crompton, counsellor-at-law. 
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 Cromptum family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cromptum arrived in North America very early: Elizabeth Crompton who settled in Maryland in 1775; Henry Crompton settled in Virginia in 1660; Margaret Crompton settled in Barbados in 1663.
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