Croome History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Croome surname is thought to be derived from the Old English word "crumb," which meant "bent" or "crooked." [1] 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 Croome family

The surname Croome was first found in Croom, a hamlet, in the parish of Sledmere, union of Driffield, wapentake of Buckrose, East Riding of Yorkshire. [2] [3]

Another source questions this origin: "but Croom, the Yorkshire place-name, is found in Domesday as Crognum, apparently the Old Norse krókinum, dat. sing. with affixed article of krók-r, crook." [4]

And yet another source claims the family was originally from Normandy and were "a form of Crun or Craon (Crowne or De Craon.) [5]

As far as early records of the family, this has proven to be difficult. One noted source points to a strong relationship between Croomb and Crome (including the many variants.) In the case, Robert de Crumbe was the first listed in the Assize Rolls of Staffordshire in 1199. He continues to note Maud le Crombe and John Croume in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275; and Simon Crumbe in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. [1]

Early History of the Croome family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croome research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1476, 1455, 1487, 1562, 1503, 1507, 1526, 1633, 1684, 1633 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Croome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Croome Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Croome family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Edward Crome (d. 1562), English Protestant divine, educated at Cambridge, taking the degrees of B.A. in 1503, M.A. in 1507, and D.D. in 1526. [6] William Croone or Croune (1633-1684)...
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United States Croome migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Croome Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Croome, who settled in Boston in 1651
  • John Croome, who landed in America in 1652 [7]
  • Edward Croome, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 [7]
  • Edward Croome, who settled in Maryland in 1669
  • Thomas Croome, who settled in America in 1696

Australia Croome migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Croome Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. J. Croome, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Slains Castle" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25th January 1851, en route to Adelaide [8]
  • Mrs. Croome, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Slains Castle" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25th January 1851, en route to Adelaide [8]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  5. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  6. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ The Argus News Paper 27th January 1852 Page 2 (Retrieved 26th April 2019). Retrieved from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4775844?browse=ndp%3Abrowse%2Ftitle%2FA%2Ftitle%2F13%2F1851%2F01%2F27%2Fpage%2F505154%2Farticle%2F4775844


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