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The name Crum has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person with an abnormal curvature of the spine. The surname Crum is derived from the Old English word crump, which means bent or crooked.

Crum Early Origins



The surname Crum was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Crum Spelling Variations


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Crum 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 Crum have been found, including Crump, Crumpe, Crompe, Crum, Crummey, Crumb, Crumbe, Crombe, Crom, Cromm, Cromp, Crumm, Crommey, Crummie, Crummy, Crommie and many more.

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Crum Early History


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Crum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crum research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1273, and 1564 are included under the topic Early Crum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crum Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crum In Ireland


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Crum In Ireland



Some of the Crum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Crum, or a variant listed above:

Crum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Crum, who landed in America in 1750-1753

Crum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caspar Crum, who arrived in Maryland in 1847
  • A Crum, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Dr. G.P. Crum, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Clark Crum, aged 32, who emigrated to America, in 1893

Crum Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C. Raymond Crum, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1903
  • E. R. Crum, aged 30, who settled in America from Kingston, in 1905
  • Andrew Crum, aged 64, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Agnes Tibb Crum, aged 27, who settled in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Fannie Crum, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crum (post 1700)



  • Walter Ewing Crum (1865-1944), American coptologist
  • Mike Crum (b. 1973), American, ranked as one of the best skateboarders in the world
  • Clarence Newton "Cal" Crum (1889-1945), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Dick Crum (b. 1934), former American football player and coach
  • Maurice Crum Jr. (b. 1986), American football linebacker
  • Christopher Jake Crum (b. 1991), American driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
  • Richard D. "Dick" Crum (1928-2005), prominent American international folk dancer and teacher
  • George "Speck" Crum (1822-1914), American inventor, widely credited as the inventor of potato chips
  • C. Lee Crum, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1916
  • Charles W. Crum, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1932; Candidate for Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1933
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Crum


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Suggested Readings for the name Crum



  • Now and Then with Kropffs and Crums by Ruth Crum Wells.

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Crum Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Crum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crum Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 November 2016 at 17:12.

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