Croom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Croom surname is thought to be derived from the Old English word "crumb," which meant "bent" or "crooked." The name may have been a nickname for a crippled person, or it may have been an occupational name for a maker or seller of hooks. There are also several place names in Britain, such as Croom, East Yorkshire and Croome, Worcestershire from which surnames may have evolved.

Early Origins of the Croom family

The surname Croom was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Croom family

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Croom Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Croone, Croon, Croom, Crome, Crone, Cron, Croome and others.

Early Notables of the Croom family (pre 1700)

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Croom migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Croom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Croom, who arrived in Maryland in 1682
  • Martha Croom, who settled in Maryland in 1682
  • John Croom, who settled in America in 1685

Croom migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Croom Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Croom, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Croom (post 1700)

  • Jerry Croom (b. 1991), American professional soccer player
  • Mark Croom (b. 1957), American engineer at NASA Langley Research Center, known for his work on the Viking Project
  • Corey Vincent Croom (b. 1971), former American football running back who played three seasons with the New England Patriots (1993-1995)
  • John M. Croom, United States Antarctic Research Program biologist at Palmer Station in 1968–1969, eponym of Croom Glacier, Antarctica
  • Larry Croom (b. 1981), American NFL football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Sylvester Croom Jr. (b. 1954), American NFL football coach for the Tennessee Titans
  • Leslie Charles Brian Croom (1920-1989), English cricketer for Warwickshire in 1949 from Wybunbury, near Northwich, Cheshire
  • Alfred John William Croom (1896-1947), English cricketer from Reading, Berkshire who played for Warwickshire
  • George Croom Robertson (1842-1892), Scottish philosopher
  • Wiley Croom Rodman (1879-1942), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Beaufort County, 1913-14 [1]

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