The name Crumey comes from a name for a person with an abnormal curvature of the spine. The surname Crumey is derived from the Old English word crump,
which means bent
Early Origins of the Crumey family
The surname Crumey was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Crumey family
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Crumey Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Crumey include Crump, Crumpe, Crompe, Crum, Crummey, Crumb, Crumbe, Crombe, Crom, Cromm, Cromp, Crumm, Crommey, Crummie, Crummy, Crommie and many more.
Early Notables of the Crumey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crumey family to Ireland
Some of the Crumey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Crumey family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Crumey or a variant listed above:
Crumey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Crumey, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Athboy, Ireland, in 1922