Show ContentsCrummey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Crummey. It was given to a person with an abnormal curvature of the spine. The surname Crummey is derived from the Old English word crump, which means bent or crooked. [1]

Early Origins of the Crummey family

The surname Crummey was first found in Herefordshire, where "Thomas Crump was mayor of Hereford in 1610. The Crumps are also established in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, and Monmouthshire, and further reference to them will be found under one or more of those counties." [2]

Looking back further, researchers found entries in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 with early spellings of the family: Richard le Crumppe, Salop (Shropshire); and Constancia Crompe, Oxfordshire. [3]

"The surname is well known in the United States. Bridget Crompe emigrated to Virginia in 1635, and Thomas Crompe was already settled there in 1634." [3]

Early History of the Crummey family

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Crummey Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Crummey has appeared include Crump, Crumpe, Crompe, Crum, Crummey, Crumb, Crumbe, Crombe, Crom, Cromm, Cromp, Crumm, Crommey, Crummie, Crummy, Crommie and many more.

Early Notables of the Crummey family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Henry Crump (fl. 1382), Irish theologian, an Irishman by birth. He entered the Cistercian order in the monastery of Balkynglas, that is, Baltinglass...
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Crummey Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Crummey is the 620th most popular surname with an estimated 73 people with that name. [4]

Ireland Migration of the Crummey family to Ireland

Some of the Crummey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Crummey migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Crummey arrived in North America very early:

Crummey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Crummey, who arrived in New York in 1837 [5]
  • John Crummey, who landed in New York in 1845 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Crummey (post 1700) +

  • Joe Crummey, American radio talk show host at WABC radio in New York City
  • Andrew Crummey (b. 1984), former American NFL football guard
  • James H. Crummey (1891-1972), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952 [6]
  • Christopher Crummey (1941-2005), birth name of Chris Curtis, an English drummer and singer with the 1960s pop band The Searchers
  • Sean Crummey (1957-2011), Belfast playwright, actor and comic impressionist
  • Pleaman Wellington Crummey JP (1891-1960), Newfoundland-born, Canadian Commissioner of the Supreme Court and a Justice of the Peace
  • Louise Crummey (1868-1931), birth name of Louise McKinney, Canadian politician and women's rights activist from Alberta, the first woman sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the first woman elected to a legislature in the British Empire
  • Michael Crummey (b. 1965), Canadian poet, born in Buchans, Newfoundland, he grew up in Wabush, Labrador; he won the Writer's Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Poetry (1998)

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  5. 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)
  6. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook