Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person with an abnormal curvature of the spine. The surname Croombe is derived from the Old English word crump, which means bent or crooked.
Early Origins of the Croombe family
family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Croombe family
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Croombe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Croombe have been found, including Crump, Crumpe, Crompe, Crum, Crummey, Crumb, Crumbe, Crombe, Crom, Cromm, Cromp, Crumm, Crommey, Crummie, Crummy, Crommie and many more.
Early Notables of the Croombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Croombe family to Ireland
Some of the Croombe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Croombe family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Croombe surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Giles Crump, who settled in Virginia in 1637; and was followed by Thomas Crump in 1653. Francis Crump settled in Jamaica in 1760; Margaret Crump settled in Pennsylvania in 1772.
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