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." [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 Crooms family

The surname Crooms 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 Crooms family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crooms 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 Crooms History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

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)...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crooms Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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


  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. ^ Lowe, 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


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