Crump History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [1]

Early Origins of the Crump family

The surname Crump 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 Crump family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crump research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1273, 1564, 1382, 1711 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Crump History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crump Spelling Variations

Crump has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Crump have been found, including Crump, Crumpe, Crompe, Crum, Crummey, Crumb, Crumbe, Crombe, Crom, Cromm, Cromp, Crumm, Crommey, Crummie, Crummy, Crommie and many more.

Early Notables of the Crump 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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Crump Ranking

In the United States, the name Crump is the 1,512nd most popular surname with an estimated 19,896 people with that name. [4]

Ireland Migration of the Crump family to Ireland

Some of the Crump family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 80 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Crump migration to the United States +

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 [5]
  • Thomas Crump, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Thomas Crump, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [5]
  • William Crump, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Crump Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jon Crump, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [5]
  • Francis Crump, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [5]
  • Margaret Crump, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772
Crump Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Crump, who arrived in New York in 1834 [5]
  • E G Crump, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [5]
  • F Crump, aged 33, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1850 [5]
  • Edward J Crump, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [5]

Australia Crump migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Crump Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Arthur Crump, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Eden" on 27th August 1836, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [6]
  • Mr. Thomas Crump, (b. 1820), aged 22, English labourer who was convicted in London, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Candahar" on 26th March 1842, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1867 in an accident [7]

New Zealand Crump migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Crump Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Crump, (b. 1805), aged 34, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [8]
  • Rev. John Crump, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Kingston" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 29th December 1858 [9]
  • Mrs. Eliza Crump, (b. 1835), aged 23, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [9]
  • Mr. William Crump, (b. 1836), aged 22, British labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [9]
  • Miss Lucy Crump, (b. 1856), aged 2, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Mystery" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 29th March 1859 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Crump migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [10]
Crump Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Francis Crump, who settled in Jamaica in 1760

Contemporary Notables of the name Crump (post 1700) +

  • Louis M. Crump (1916-2019), American politician from Santa Anna, Texas who lived to be 102 years old, Member of the Texas State Senate (1959-1967)
  • W. J. Crump, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940 [11]
  • S. J. Crump, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1908 [11]
  • 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 [11]
  • Mildred C. Crump, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988, 1996, 2008 [11]
  • Michael Crump, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2012 [11]
  • Kimberly G. Crump, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000 [11]
  • James M. Crump, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mason County, 1921-22 [11]
  • James E. Crump, American politician, Mayor of Frostburg, Maryland, 1906-07 [11]
  • George William Crump (1786-1848), American politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1826-27 [11]
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Crump +

  • 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.

  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. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th October 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eden
  7. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/candahar
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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