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The name Crump is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person with an abnormal curvature of the spine. The surname Crump is derived from the Old English word crump, which means bent or crooked.

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

Crump has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Crump, Crumpe, Crompe, Crum, Crummey, Crumb, Crumbe, Crombe, Crom, Cromm, Cromp, Crumm, Crommey, Crummie, Crummy, Crommie and many more.


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

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

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Some of the Crump 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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In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Crumps to arrive on North American shores:

Crump Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Giles Crump, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Giles Crump, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Thomas Crump settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Thomas Crump, who landed in Virginia in 1655
  • William Crump, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
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Crump Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jon Crump, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Francis Crump settled in Jamaica in 1760
  • Francis Crump, who arrived in America in 1760-1763
  • Margaret Crump settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Crump Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Crump, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • E G Crump, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • F Crump, aged 33, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1850
  • Edward J Crump, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

Crump Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter Crump, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
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  • George Arthur Crump Jr. (1871-1918), American hotelier and golf course architect, eponym of the Crump Cup
  • Rousseau Owen Crump (1843-1901), American Republican politician, Manufacturer; Mayor of West Bay City, Michigan, 1892-95; U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1895-1901
  • Mildred C. Crump, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988, 1996, 2008
  • Michael Crump, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2012
  • Kimberly G. Crump, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000
  • James M. Crump, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mason County, 1921-22
  • James E. Crump, American politician, Mayor of Frostburg, Maryland, 1906-07
  • George William Crump (1786-1848), American politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1826-27
  • S. J. Crump, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1908
  • W. J. Crump, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940
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  • Collection of the Genealogical Notes on Col. Johannes Snyder and Other Ancestors by Barbara Ann Grever.
  • A Crump on Every Stump: The Crump Family of New Kent County, Virginia by Marius Randolph Barham.
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    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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