Crumpe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Crumpe come from its first bearer, who was a person with an abnormal curvature of the spine. The surname Crumpe is derived from the Old English word crump, which means bent or crooked. [1]

Early Origins of the Crumpe family

The surname Crumpe 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 Crumpe family

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

Crumpe Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Crumpe has been spelled many different ways, including Crump, Crumpe, Crompe, Crum, Crummey, Crumb, Crumbe, Crombe, Crom, Cromm, Cromp, Crumm, Crommey, Crummie, Crummy, Crommie and many more.

Early Notables of the Crumpe 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...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crumpe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Crumpe family to Ireland

Some of the Crumpe 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 Crumpe migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Crumpes to arrive in North America:

Crumpe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Crumpe, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [4]
  • Tho Crumpe, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [4]
  • Alice Crumpe, who settled in Virginia in 1670
  • Joseph Crumpe, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 [4]
Crumpe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Crumpe, who settled in Maryland in 1775

Australia Crumpe migration to Australia +

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

Crumpe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Crumpe, aged 27, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Macedon" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Crumpe (post 1700) +

  • Samuel Crumpe (1766-1796), Irish physician who resided in the city of Limerick, and possessed high literary and professional talents [6]


  1. ^ Lowe, 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. ^ 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)
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 11 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MACEDON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/macedon1853.shtml
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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