Crooms History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Crooms 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 Crooms family

The surname Crooms 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 Crooms family

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Crooms Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Crooms family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Crooms family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Croome, who settled in Boston in 1651; Rice Croone, a servant sent from Bristol to Virginia in 1660; Edward Croome, who settled in Maryland in 1669.

Contemporary Notables of the name Crooms (post 1700)

  • Christopher Dale Crooms (b. 1969), former American professional NFL football defensive back who played from 1992 to 1996
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