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Where did the English Crumpler family come from? What is the English Crumpler family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crumpler family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crumpler family history?

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


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. Crumpler 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.

First found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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


More information is included under the topic Early Crumpler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Crumpler 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.


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 Crumplers to arrive in North America:

Crumpler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wm Crumpler, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Crumpler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Miss. P.S. Crumpler, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Thomas Crumpler, aged 28, who settled in America from England, in 1922
  • Lionel Crumpler, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Carl Crumpler, aged 16, who settled in America, in 1923
  • Thomas Alfred Crumpler, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924


  • Algernon Darius "Alge" Crumpler (b. 1977), American football tight end
  • Carlester T. Crumpler (b. 1971), former American football tight end
  • Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler (1846-1922), American physician
  • Roy Maxton Crumpler (1896-1969), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Larry Crumpler, American geologist and volcanologist


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The Crumpler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crumpler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 22 August 2014 at 10:48.

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